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India’s visa-free policy lures Myanmar tourists

Myanmar travellers to India increased by more than 10 percent in 2017 compared to 2016, apparently boosted by India’s new visa-free policy for all Myanmar visitors starting in September 2017. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the free visas for all Myanmar citizens during a visit to Myanmar last September 6. “More than 10pc growth […]

India begins processing free visas for Myanmar pilgrims to Bodh Gaya

Myanmar residents travelling to India could officially apply for visa-free travel at the embassy of India in Yangon starting on September 25, Bodh Gaya pilgrimage travel operators said. The move comes after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the granting of free visas to all Myanmar citizens when he visited Myanmar on September 6. Two […]

Expanding trade with India

INDIA has formed a Myanmar chamber of commerce in Yangon to boost trade and forge closer economic ties with the country. The move follows Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit here on September 5-7 and also comes after India imposed import restrictions on Myanmar’s pulses and beans last month. Currently, trade between the two countries […]

New diplomatic missions signal Chinese support for Myanmar amid Rakhine crisis

Symbolic move to set up presence in capital shunned by most other foreign diplomats highlights Beijing’s desire to strengthen ties Myanmar’s purpose-built capital Naypyidaw is known for its vast scale and emptiness, but China is using it to showcase its presence and boost ties with the Southeast Asian nation as it faces a wave of […]

On PM Narendra Modi’s visit, Myanmar to receive first lot of diesel from India

NAY PYI TAW: The first consignment of high speed diesel from India will reach Myanmar on September 3, Parami Energy Group CEO Ken Tun has said. Ken Tun told Mizzima News that his group is importing the diesel under a joint venture agreement with India’s Numaligarh Refineries or NRL. Two trucks, each loaded with 4,000 […]

Bumper harvest in India drives down demand for Myanmar pulses

India says a bumper harvest of pulses and beans back home has driven down import demands, forcing New Delhi to impose restrictions on imports from Myanmar. “Price of pulses have come down in India because of the bumper harvest and that has led to quantitative restrictions on imports,” said an Indian embassy press release today. […]

The insurance queue just got longer

Myanmar has a historic connection with the insurance industry. Almost 80 insurance companies operated in the market from the mid-19th century till the mid-20th century, and a large number of them were foreign companies. But things changed in the 1960s when the industry was taken over by the government and all foreign insurers in the […]

India Offers Myanmar’s Suu Kyi Help in Energy, Agriculture

NEW DELHI (AP) ” India offered on Wednesday to provide help with energy and agriculture in response to a request from visiting Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi for cooperation in building infrastructure in her country. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with Suu Kyi in New Delhi and also offered help in restoring pagodas […]