Prominent Academic Warns of ‘Cowboy’ Education Providers

A prominent British academic has applauded the strong desire for further education among Myanmar’s youth but also cautioned against opportunistic establishments looking to take advantage of an emerging market. Dr John Quelch, dean, vice president and distinguished professor of international management at the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai, visited Myanmar last week […]

India mulls oil pipeline to Myanmar

KOLKATA (miningweekly.com) – Pushing ahead with its ‘oil and energy diplomacy’ in neighbouring countries, India is considering building an oil pipeline to connect refineries in its north-eastern provinces to consumer centers in Myanmar. According to senior government officials in the Petroleum and Natural Gas Ministry, several Indian oil refiner-marketers have already started marketing petroleum products […]

Myanmar Joins South Asian Bloc Focussed on Transport, Energy

Myanmar has joined a regional partnership aimed at improving trade links between Southeast Asia and South Asia. The move makes Myanmar the seventh member of the South Asia Sub-regional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) group, which is supported by the Asian Development Bank. The group’s key aims are to promote cross border trade in energy, to improve […]

US Gems Association Eyes Trade Ties as Sanctions End

The American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) arrived in Myanmar for the first time this week to assess the gems sector and build trade relationships ahead of an anticipated end to the US sanctions regime, which would allow the legal import of Myanmar rubies and jade. The association’s president, Jeffrey Bilgore, said the mission had been […]

Thai delegation completes its visit to Myanmar

Thailand’s Deputy Minister of Commerce Apiradi Tantraporn visited Myanmar to discuss with her counterpart a closer economic cooperation to cash in on the establishment of two special economic zones in Thailand’s border town of Mae Sot and Myawaddy in Myanmar. Apiradi met with Myanmar’s Commerce Ministry’s officials to discuss the future cooperation. The planned Mae […]

Norway hopes to expand business ties and economic cooperation with Myanmar

YANGON, Visiting Norwegian King Harald V said on Tuesday that Norway hopes to expand business ties and economic cooperation with Myanmar. Addressing at the Yangon University, the king said Norway has long been engaged in Myanmar’s development and has established long-term development cooperation with the country. He also said Norway stands ready to support Myanmar […]