Typewriting the future: A dying art in a changing city

The tapping of keys is a familiar sound ringing through the old downtown streets of Yangon. Mostly older typists sit on small enclaves in crumbling colonial buildings and on street corners under colourful umbrellas, their fingers a fury of precision. Using typewriters often older than themselves, they write up the likes of bonds, marriage certificates, […]

Border Trade with Neighbours Drops Except with China

Border trade between Myanmar and most of its neighbours has slowed, according to the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA). Director of DCCA U Tay Za Aung Win said, “Border trade with China remains normal but due to instabilities in other countries the trade has suffered. Some imports from Thailand have decreased and trade […]