Thailand Turns to Mekong Neighbors, Myanmar to Diversify Exports

Thai policy makers searching for ways to reverse a slump in exports may have found a solution close to home — a $170 billion market just over the border that’s growing by more than 6 percent a year. As shipments to China, Europe and the U.S. slow, Thailand’s government is crafting a strategy to deepen […]

Bean prices continue to grow on delayed India harvest

Due to a late and poor Indian bean crop this year, local mung bean prices have increased as much as 60 percent in some local markets to US$640 per tonne, according to local exporters. U Myan Linn, member of the Myanmar Pulses, Beans and Sesame Seed Merchants Association, said that last year’s pre-harvest prices ranged […]