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India demonetisation effect: Cancelled notes still sitting heavy in Myanmar’s purse

KOLKATA, NOVEMBER 15: The famous Shwedagon or Golden Pagoda in Yangon attracts a large number of Indian visitors, most of whom donate to the Buddhist place of worship. In November 2016, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the demonetisation drive, the pagoda had donations worth ₹56,500 in the cancelled notes. The money is still lying […]

‘Tremendous opportunity for growth’ identified in the BIMSTEC region

Participants at a Yangon roundtable discussion today point to largely untapped opportunities for trade, communication and cultural exchange in a region of 2.5 billion souls. Parami Roundtable and Mizzima Media Group organised a roundtable on Myanmar and BIMSTEC to commemorate the celebration of 20 years of BIMSTEC. BIMSTEC, known as Bay of Bengal Initiative for […]

Chinese ambassador stresses strengthening of win-win cooperation with Myanmar

YANGON, Jan. 9 — Chinese Ambassador to Myanmar Yang Houlan stressed on Thursday development of “Paukphaw” (fraternal) friendship and strengthening of win-win cooperation with Myanmar. Yang made the remarks in his speech at Myanmar Institute for Strategic and International Studies (MISIS) in Yangon. Speaking on China-Myanmar relations, Yang said mutual benefit and win-win cooperation is […]