Skin cure fad driving Myanmar elephant poaching surge: WWF

YANGON: Myanmar’s wild elephants are being poached in record numbers with at least 20 killed this year due to surging demand for their hide, WWF said Monday, warning the species is facing a “crisis”. Hunters are increasingly targeting mothers and calves, using poisoned arrows to inflict a slow and agonising death before stripping them of […]

Mandalay’s cement market heats up

The annual building season in Mandalay may be slowing down as the monsoon approaches but the battle to be the nation’s number one cement is heating up, with new brands challenging more established products in the fight for market share. Competition in Mandalay’s cement market is strong as the dry season, when most building work […]