Myanmar border trade up by $500m

Trade at Myanmar’s border posts as of mid-November showed a 14% rise over last year despite a fall in trade at some locations due to armed conflict or natural disaster, according to the Commerce Ministry statistics. Total trade at the 15 border stations stands at more than US$4 billion, $500 million more than at this […]

Yangon starts year with strong growth, raises trade expectations

MYANMAR’S tourism growth looks set to continue as arrivals through Yangon for the first two months of 2015 saw further increase from the record performance achieved during the same period last year. According to figures from the Myanmar Tourism Federation, the city welcomed 193,891 tourists in January and February this year, a hike of 7.2 […]

Myanmar military wins rare praise in war with ethnic Chinese rebels

Fighting between the Myanmar army and ethnic Chinese rebels has handed the long-feared military a public relations coup, with an explosion of praise on social media and even former political prisoners expressing grudging support. YANGON: Fighting between the Myanmar army and ethnic Chinese rebels has handed the long-feared military a public relations coup, with an […]