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Singapore ranked second-safest city in the world: EIU index

SINGAPORE: Singapore is the second-safest city in the world, according to an index by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). The third edition of the Safe Cities Index was released on Thursday (Aug 29), with Tokyo ranking first out of 60 cities across five continents for the third time in a row. Other Asia-Pacific cities in […]

Myanmar’s exchange takes its time learning to walk

Three years after it was founded, Yangon Stock Exchange is marooned, which doesn’t augur well for developing the capital markets. Myanmar’s stock exchange could hardly be in a better location. The imposing stone building commands a corner on one of downtown Yangon’s busiest intersections and was originally the central Reserve Bank of India’s branch when […]

The Nordic countries unite in Myanmar

The four Nordic countries have been working under the same roof in Yangon since 2012. What started as a practical arrangement has now developed into an innovative pilot project for Nordic cooperation globally. In order to celebrate the strong collaboration between the Nordic countries in Myanmar, and the move to our new premises, an Open […]

Ministry aim to cut red tape for export, import licences

The Ministry of Commerce is reviewing its policies on granting export and import licences in order to cut red tape, it said earlier this week. Exporters and importers have complained that the process is unnecessarily cumbersome and time-consuming. The World Bank’s Doing Business Report 2014 ranked Myanmar near the bottom of its index, at 182 […]