Why India looks the other way on Myanmar

While the West moves to re-isolate Myanmar after a short period of re-engagement, neighboring India is taking a more realpolitik approach to reports of massive rights abuses by the nation’s security forces. Indeed, India is doing its utmost to improve relations while the United States and European Union impose new sanctions aimed specifically at Myanmar’s […]

China, Myanmar look into railway project linking Muse to Mandalay

China and Myanmar are looking into the feasibility of building a railway line from their border to the city of Mandalay, four years after a high-speed project was shelved. Two state-owned companies, China Railway Eryuan Engineering Group and Myanmar Railways, signed an agreement on Monday to begin the study on a proposed rail line from […]

Mining Enterprise invites to submit the tender quotation for sale of Metal Ores, Closing date: 16 November 2018.

Invitation for open tender No.2/2018 (1) Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation, No. (1) Mining Enterprise Invites to submit the tender quotation sale open tender in the United State Dollars. (a) Cathode Copper (5000) M/T (15) Lot Group (1) (1)Lot 100 Tonnes each, 5 Lot  Monywa, Mine Site Group (2) (1)Lot 200 Tonnes each, […]

Cross-border trade slows due to renminbi fluctuations

Fluctuations in the value of the renminbi are having an adverse effect on China-Myanmar cross-border trade traders in Muse have told The Myanmar Times. China’s renminbi is the currency of choice for trade in the border region and a 10 percent drop in value is enough to cause businesses to lose money on deals, say […]

Ministry of electricity and energy invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for Installation of Distribution Lines and Transformers MOEE-NEP/C1-W4/18, closing date: 29 October 2018.

Specific procurement notice Date : 12th September, 2018 Invitation for Bids IDA, Credit No : 5727-MM Contract Title: Installation of Distribution Lines and Transformers for Shan (East), Shan (South), Shan (North) & Bago (East), Naypyitaw for National Electrification Project Reference No : MOEE-NEP/C1-W4/18&MOEE-NEP/C1- W5/18 1. The Republic of the Union of Myanmar has received financing […]

China hardsells big ticket but low on trust, India’s soft power push in Myanmar education and health

As Delhi seeks to expand its engagement with Myanmar, it is in sectors such as education, health and entertainment services that India hopes to make an impact in a country crowded with several international players, and completely dominated by China. In a state-of-the art classroom at the steel and glass Myanmar Institute of Information Technology […]

Illegal trade more rampant than before, govt measures not effective

Government efforts to prevent illegal border trade have not been effective or sufficient and counterfeit goods are still being smuggled into the country. In fact, things are worse than before. “Illegal trade can’t be controlled. Illegal trade is worse than before even though measures were taken to reopen some of the border gates by the […]

Border zone with China to go ahead

An approval regarding the location of the proposed China-Myanmar border economic zone will be given “soon”, assistant secretary U Khin Maung Lwin from the Ministry of Commerce told The Myanmar Times. The discussions were carried out last week by the implementation body with priority made between Kachin and Shan states as they share the border […]

Struggling Myanmar stock market gears up for more listings

YANGON — More than two years after it began trading, the Yangon Stock Exchange is still struggling to escape the trap of few listed companies, few investors and low share prices. The Myanmar Stock Price Index, or Myanpix, closed at 437.36 on June 4 — down 56% from the baseline of 1,000 on March 25, […]

Border trade increases by $196 million

Between 1 April and 25 May in this fiscal year, the value of border trade reached US$ 1.165 billion, recording an increase of $196 million compared to the same period in the last FY, state media reported quoting figures recently released by the Commerce Ministry. The total value of border trade, as of 25 May […]