Can Myanmar’s garment industry deliver decent jobs?

Myanmar was ruled by a military junta for 50 years. After such a long period of economic isolation, foreign investment is now booming as economic sanctions have been lifted following Myanmar’s first steps towards democracy. The export-oriented garment industry is benefiting from these new opportunities and is expanding at a rapid rate. Lured by low […]

How high street clothes were made by children in Myanmar for 13p an hour

Children as young as 14 have been employed to make clothes for some of the most popular names on the UK high street, according to a new report. New Look, Sports Direct’s Lonsdale brand and H&M have all used factories found to have employed children, after several major brands switched their production to low-cost factories […]

Netherlands to Aid Myanmar in Tourism Development

Myanmar will get monetary assistance from the Netherlands to develop its tourism sector, officials said. It was revealed at a meeting between the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism and the Centre for the Promotion of Imports from Developing Countries (CBI) and the International Trade Centre (TIC) of Netherlands. The cash assistance of the Netherlands Trust […]