Economist warns of adverse impacts on kyat depreciation

MYANMAR’S government has been urged to rein in the rise of the kyat and ease the impact of a decline in export competitiveness on the country’s manufacturing and agricultural sectors. The economy could be in deep trouble, if the exchange rate continues to appreciate against the US dollar, said U Myint, who served as the […]

Myanmar gold exports could rise to 20 T in 2019 -industry official

KOCHI, India, Aug 4 (Reuters) – Myanmar could export as much as 20 tonnes of gold in 2019 after the Southeast Asian country earlier this year permitted exports of the precious metal for the first time in five decades, a senior industry official said on Saturday. A pick-up in legal exports will reduce the smuggling […]

PTT’s Expansion Plans Will Benefit Myanmar’s Natural Gas And LNG Sector

Myanmar’s energy sector will benefit from PTT’s overseas expansion strategy, as the state-owned looks to diversify away from the mature and saturated Thailand market. PTT’s focus will be on natural gas, demand for which is expected to expand at a robust rate in Myanmar, alongside shifting government power policy. PTT investment will improve domestic gas […]

Myanmar launches new companies law to adapt to current age

YANGON, Aug. 1 (Xinhua) — Myanmar has instituted a new companies law after amendment of its outdated Companies Act-1914 to adapt to the current age, registering an important milestone with its measures of promoting foreign investment. The new Myanmar Companies Law-2017 comes into effect from Wednesday, enabling a company’s registration process to be done electronically […]

Yoma Strategic unveils new plans, new name

The family-run holdings company behind Yangon luxury developments Pun Hlaing Estate, StarCity and Yoma Central announced on June 26 that the real estate portion of their business dealings will be rebranded under the name Yoma Land and that they will also be delving into “mass market product offerings.” While Yoma Land Managing Director Cyrus Pun […]

Rubber export earnings decline

Rubber export earnings declined during two-and half-month mini budget period due to a drop in global rubber price, according to the Commerce Ministry. Myanmar exported more rubber than the previous year in two-and half-month fiscal year. Khin Maung Lwin, assistant permanent secretary of the Commerce Ministry said: “Last year, the country earned US$ 53.641 million […]

GAP system encouraged for export in Myanmar

The department of agriculture is implementing growing of vegetables and culinary crops such as rice, beans, pulses and corn using a Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) system in some States and Regions which could help Myanmar’s agricultural industry better access export markets. Coffee grown with the GAP system enters international market successfully. In order to export […]

Yangon Govt Submits Plans for New Port, Industrial Zones

YANGON — The Yangon Region government is seeking approval for 11 new industrial zones on the city’s outskirts and a new multipurpose port terminal near the mouth of the Yangon River to promote regional development, create jobs and attract foreign investment. Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein first revealed plans for the new […]

IFC, partners working toward boosting Myanmar rice industry

YANGON, MYANMAR — IFC through a partnership with Australia, the United Kingdom and Japan signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Myanmar Rice Federation (MRF) to support sustainable growth of Myanmar’s rice industry. The MoU aims to accelerate changes in the industry through development, improvement, and promotion of milled rice standards and paddy grading […]