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New city project by Chinese firm raises hackles in Kayin

The Kayin State Border Guard Force and Jilin Yatai Group of China launched the Shwe Kokko new city project in Myawady township in the first week of August over the objections of local residents. The residents are worried that the project’s gambling houses and entertainment establishments could have a corrupting influence on young people, and […]

Mysquare : AIM-listed MySQUAR acquires MyPAY Myanmar, raises $2.9m to fund deal

AIM-listed MySQUAR Ltd, a Myanmar-language social media, entertainment and payment platform, has announced the acquisition of mobile payment operator MyPAY Myanmar Ltd, for a consideration of 2 million ($2.6 million), according to its filing on the London Stock Exchange. MySQUAR simultaneously also announced raising 2.2 million ($2.9 million) through a convertible bond issue offering to […]

Mandalay to continue Thingyan market

The Thingyan market, which offers shopping and entertainment to visitors, was such a success in Mandalay last year that it will continue this year. A countryside Thingyan night market (Taw Thingyan nya zay) will also be opened, according to the Mandalay City Development Committee. The countryside Thingyan night market will be held on 66th between […]

MySQUAR jumps as it links up with Myanmar Railways to provide WiFi and digital content services on trains

“We anticipate this partnership could have vast long-term potential as the railways are improved and railway use is projected to multiply over the coming years as roads become more congested” Shares in MySQUAR Limited (LON:MYSQ) jumped at the opening bell on Thursday after the Myanmar-language social media, entertainment and payment platform signed a deal that […]

Belt and Road shields Myanmar from Beijing’s capital crackdown

BEIJING’S recent crackdown on outbound investments does not affect Myanmar because of its involvement in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The sectors targeted by the restriction do not concern investment projects here, which are mostly infrastructure and energy-related. The Chinese government is blacklisting businesses which violate foreign investment rules as part of a broader […]

Confident iflix aims high in Myanmar

Greenlee said in an exclusive interview that Myanmar’s leap in the telecommunications sector would fuel the firm’s growth in the nation. “It is the first time that subscription video on demand [SvoD] service is available in Myanmar. So, we have set a benchmark again. We expect to be highly successful,” she said. “Myanmar is the […]

Officials split over future of commercial projects on prime Yangon parkland

An outspoken Yangon City Development Committee member says he has ordered suspension of a number of construction projects on parkland beside the city’s Inya Lake, while the department responsible for contracting the companies says the projects are still going ahead. The decision in 2013 to allow eight companies to build commercial projects in Mya Kyun […]