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Myanmar ups efforts to stem fall in rice exports

Myanmar’s rice exports have been falling over the past year, and the government is upping efforts to diversify its markets and reduce costs to better compete with other exporting countries. Myanmar exported 1.7 million tonnes of rice and broken rice worth US$ 578 million in between April and December last year, according to the Ministry […]

EuroCham conducts second annual survey

European businesses in the country are invited to take part in an annual survey. The European Chamber of Commerce in Myanmar (EuroCham) is conducting its second annual business confidence survey. The survey is designed to analyse the business climate and collect feedback from foreign firms in order to improve the investor environment in Myanmar for […]

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 […]

Analysing Yangon’s Earthquake Safety

Fifty buildings in Yangon will be analysed for earthquake safety later this month using visual screening technology in a new joint project. The analysis will be conducted by UN-Habitat, the Myanmar Earthquake Committee, the Myanmar Engineering Society, and Yangon City Development Committee. The buildings being prioritised for the screening include hospitals and schools, according to […]