Thailand’s PTT poised to gain from Myanmar deal

THAI and Myanmar officials will sign a memorandum of agreement at a meeting of Asean energy ministers next month that will take energy giant PTT a step closer towards a major gas project across the border. The singing of the agreement will pave the way for PTT to conduct a study on a Bt20 billion […]

Increased investment and trade for Myanmar

U Aung Naing Oo, the Director General of the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA), said the Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) has approved 26 domestic and foreign companies to conduct investment in Myanmar. Nineteen of the approved companies are foreign businesses. They include 12 companies from the industrial sector, 1 company from the livestock […]

Suu Kyi’s man in Yangon under fire over transit deal with China

Aung San Suu Kyi’s first major infrastructure project could hardly be more visible – hundreds of new yellow buses now plying the streets of Yangon in what her ruling party hopes will be a potent symbol of how it is transforming peoples’ lives. But two deals to import 2,000 buses from China estimated at more […]

Foreign Direct Investment into a country is influenced by Ease of Doing Business

FDI is desired by most of the countries as it can help in boosting the economic development of the country. Therefore almost every country tries to attract the foreign investment by offering the incentive such as tax incentive, tax grace period and etc. Our neighbouring country, India had amended the Foreign Direct Investment Law in […]

Trade on the rise, more FDI needed: U Ye Min Aung UMFCCI VP

U Ye Min Aung, vice president of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry, told the Global New Light of Myanmar his views on Myanmar’s economy in an exclusive interview. Q: Please tell us about the current economic situation in Myanmar? A: At the present period, global economy […]

Thai Exim Bank opens first overseas rep office in Yangon

THE Export-Import Bank of Thailand is opening its first overseas representative office today to support Thai companies investing in 18 infrastructure projects in Myanmar worth more than Bt700 billion. The new office is in Yangon, the country’s commercial capital. Woramin Thavarabha, Exim Bank’s chief representative in Myanmar, said in an interview yesterday that Thai investors […]

Myanmar imports hit all-time high for this fiscal year

IMPORTS to Myanmar reached an all time high of US$13.6 billion this January, up $162 million from the previous year, according to an official from the Ministry of Commerce. The import volumes for this fiscal year were valued at US$13.6 billion according to figures received this year until the end of January, said Director U […]

UK provides $300m loan to boost exports to Myanmar

YANGON – The United Kingdom is seeking closer trade engagement with Myanmar, with US$300-million (Bt10.72 billion) in export financing to boost direct exports as well as drive infrastructure projects that require notable UK content. UK Transport Minister Lord Ahmad was here last Friday to unveil the export-finance facility, which will be extended directly to British […]

Government restricts forex to banks

Exporters and importers must use banks for foreign currency transactions, according to new government regulations. The new rules would be another step toward a functioning interbank currency market, but bankers are doubtful they can be immediately enforced. The government amended its 2012 Foreign Exchange Management Law last week to prevent exporters from selling foreign currency. […]

Over 35,000 Parking Space Recommendations Issued in Nine Months

In the last nine months, 35,282 parking space recommendations, which proves that a car importer has sufficient space to park the car, have been issued, according to the Ministry of Commerce. Under a new law, introduced in January this year, an individual importer or a company who apply for a car import licence need a […]