The Bumpy Relationship Between India and Myanmar

The relationship between Naypyidaw and Delhi is not smooth sailing, despite the recent visit of Myanmar military officers to India. Naypyidaw’s announcement about not setting up a trading zone at the Indian border, due to a lack of basic infrastructure and low trading volume, ends the series of negotiations between India and Myanmar for border […]

India-Myanmar border trade slumps

The ban on barter has almost shut down overland trade with India, local merchants say. Since the popular barter system was suspended at the Myanmar-India border post of Tamu, cross-border trade has slumped. On December 1, India ended long-standing rules allowing border trade to be settled by an exchange of goods up to the value […]

In Myanmar, Sailing in the Wake of Kipling and Orwell

ON THE IRRAWADDY RIVER, Myanmar — When Daniel and Susy Florens booked a five-star honeymoon with stops in some of Asia’s premier luxury destinations, Myanmar seemed like just another stop on the itinerary. They had agreed to take a five-day cruise along the Irrawaddy River on the recommendation of a trusted travel agent. But as […]

Myanmar earns over US$ 840 million from agricultural export

Myanmar has earned over US$ 840 million from beans and pulses export, according to the Ministry of Commerce. Myanmar exported over 1.39 million tonnes of agricultural products worth over US$ 845.3 million from April 1 to August 23 in 2013-2014 fiscal year. Over 42 million tonnes of agricultural products were exported and Myanmar earned over […]