Myanmar Trade Show, Exhibition & Conference Calendar for the month of Nov & Dec 2016

Name, Venue & Organizer Date Myanenergy , Myanmar Event Park, Yangon, Myanmar, AMB Exhibitions Sdn Bhd. 10-12 Nov 2016 Mandalay International Livestock and Agriculture Show, Mandalay Hillresort hotel, Mandalay, Myanmar, Silver Sea Media. 10-12 Nov 2016 PET Asia Outlook Conference & Expo, Parkroyal hotel Yangon, Myanmar, Centre for Management Technology Pte. Ltd 17-18 Nov 2016 […]

Myanmar’s smoking pipes and blackboards to penetrate international market

Businessmen in Chaungzon, Mon State are attempting to distribute Myanmar’s smoking pipes and blackboards, which have already caught the attention of many foreigners to the international market. Mon State Hotels and Tourism ministry will provide the capacity-building so that Myanmar’s smoking pipes and blackboards can more easily enter the international market. The small-scale businesses will […]

Myanmar Shifts Gears to Drive Growth in Small Business

Aung San Suu Kyi on Saturday set out to promote an overhauled investment law to a new generation of smaller businesses that her government hopes will one day dilute the influence of Myanmar’s old military-linked oligarchs. The new blueprint aims to level the playing field between foreign and local businesses in Myanmar. It was signed […]

Illegal Myanmar Teak Importation Widespread to EU, Investigation Finds

The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) released allegations Tuesday about what it says is the illegal importation of Burmese teak from Myanmar to the EU. In a two-month undercover investigation, staff from EIA, a UK-based campaigning organization, posed as prospective buyers and approached nine importers working in five EU countries. In a brief, the organization reports […]

Bootleggers Protest for Right to Sell DVDs

About 50 foreign DVD bootleggers gathered in Bahan township’s Bo Sein Hman field yeste The vendors opposed the recent government announcement that rules and regulations about distributing DVDs in Myanmar will be enforced. DVDs without censor stickers on them may not be sold or distributed. Those who do can be imprisoned for three years and face a […]

Myanmar’s New Economic Zone Attracts Foreign Interest But Local Ire

YANGON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Looking north from Myint Win’s farm, across rice paddies and past bamboo huts, a massive new industrial development on the outskirts of Myanmar’s biggest city gleams in the distance. The buildings sprang up during the first phase of developing the Thilawa Special Economic Zone (SEZ), a 6,200 acre (2,500-hectare) industrial […]

Eyes On Myanmar: Aeon, City Mart And Grab & Go

As Myanmar’s new government accelerates its efforts to open up the country’s economy, it is attracting international brands and retailers. An expanding economy, rising incomes and the new middle class are fueling the growth of modern retail in the country. Aeon store debuted in Yangon Aeon, the first foreign entity to operate retail stores in the […]

UK Government to Strengthen Gas Sector in Myanmar

A UK Government-supported programme, to strengthen the development of a modern, dynamic oil and gas sector in Myanmar, is to be launched later this month, according to a joint press release from the British Embassy in Yangon and Aberdeen International Associates (AIA). Mr Gordon McIntosh, Aberdeen City Council’s former Director of Enterprise, Planning and Infrastructure, […]

Myanmar Investment Commission Allows 14 Foreign Firms to Invest US$ 278 Million In Myanmar

THE Myanmar Investment Commission decided to permit 14 foreign companies to invest US$ 278.958 million during its meetings on 23 September. The firms include 13 manufacturing firms and one transportation company. Their ventures will create 8,895 job opportunities, according to the Directorate of Investment and Companies Registration. In addition, the commission permitted the investment of […]

Button Mushrooms Cultivation To Be Extended

The cultivation of button mushrooms, which can be preserved by canning, will be expanded after successful experimental cultivation, it is learnt from Myanmar Agri-Tech Limited. This canned mushroom variety was experimentally cultivated in Taunggyi and Heho townships in November, 2015, resulting in a successful harvest. A total of five mushroom farms will be cultivated this […]