Global tin mine production growth to slow – BMI

JOHANNESBURG ( – Global tin mine production growth will decelerate between 2018 and 2026, compared with 2009 to 2017, owing to stricter environment regulations and declining ore grades in major producers, such as China, Indonesia and Myanmar. However, the market researcher BMI expects that absolute production will increase over the coming years, owing to positive […]

Myanmar needs ‘more liberalisation’

Though Myanmar has liberalised some policies in recent years to attract more foreign direct investment, its FDI regulations are more restrictive than in most peer economies in Southeast Asia, according to the Asian Development Bank’s new report on the regional economy launched on April 11. Yumiko Tamura, principal country specialist at ADB Myanmar Resident Mission, […]

More Japanese companies to invest in Myanmar: Thilawa Special Economic Zone

More Japanese companies to invest in Myanmar: Thilawa Special Economic Zone Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Increasing numbers of Japanese companies are investing in the Thilawa Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Myanmar. Of course, this SEZ is especially important for Japan because it highlights the importance of Myanmar to political elites […]

Business Matters: Ivan Pun

The serial entrepreneur and creative visionary sits down with Generation T Business Matters is a regular series where entrepreneurs share what matters to them. Generation T lister Ivan Pun has reputation for being a consummate host and the life and soul of the party. But don’t mistake him for a party boy. The hardworking Hong […]

Resto aims to introduce Pinoy food to Burmese people

YANGON — With only 1,500 Filipino people working or living in Myanmar, why would one think that putting up a restaurant that offers Pinoy favorites such as adobo and kare-kare would be successful? Ramon Fernando, one of the owners of My Adobo Plus, the first-ever Filipino restaurant in Myanmar, is well-aware that he could not […]

Burmese Student at Colorado University

Chu May Paing isn’t sure she can call herself an American or a Burmese. Paing, a first-year graduate student at CU, has a visa that tells her she’s an “alien” on U.S. soil. Her own mother in Myanmar told her she is “no longer Burmese.” Paing came to the U.S. after winning a green card […]

Myanmar fast tracks e-Visa approval

Myanmar introduced a fast-track tourist visa, last week, that delivers confirmation within 24 hours of the application, year-round, including public holidays. The Tourist Visa Express Service is a new trial with a streamlined approval process for all nationalities that are eligible for an e-tourist visa. The application is made online at the Ministry of Labour, […]

NongHyup Financial and HTOO Group to start financing service in Myanmar in July

South Korea’s NongHyup Financial Group Inc. together with Myanmar’s HTOO Group will start a financial service for farming equipment businesses in the Southeast Asian country in the second half with this year, the company said Sunday. Two parties had signed a memorandum of understanding to cooperate on setting up a financial service business for the […]

Government reveals plans to build first modern oil refinery in Myanmar

State-owned Myanma Petrochemical Enterprise (MPE) is planning to build a new oil refinery near an existing state-run facility in Magwe Region, Daw Yin Yin Aung, deputy director of MPE, told The Myanmar Times. The government intends for the project to be implemented in cooperation with the private sector under a Public Private Partnership, in line […]