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Decommissioning Challenges Escalating in South East Asia

For many decades now, South East Asia has been an important oil and gas producer, accounting for five percent of current global oil production. But now, age has caught up with oil and gas infrastructure in Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Brunei, Malaysia and Indonesia. In February 2018 the Jakarta Post estimated that over the next decade, […]

Fresh milk producers face competition from imported condensed milk

The Myanmar dairy industry has been growing over the past few years as access to electricity, which is essential for the development of the sector, improves, U Khin Maung Win, chair Myanmar Livestock Federation, told The Myanmar Times. “We started selling milk in 2006 and demand has not stopped growing since then. More and more […]

Credit bureau to be up and running within next 12 months

Myanmar will start collecting and providing credit data after a new credit bureau opens in the next 9-12 months, after which banks will be in a better position to offer loans to a larger volume of businesses, said U Zaw Lin Aung, chair of Myanmar Credit Bureau Ltd. Myanmar Credit Bureau yesterday signed an agreement […]

Confusion emerges after foreign liquor ban

At a liquor store in downtown Yangon, bottles of whisky and wine are on display. Upon closer inspection, one soon notices that wines from Argentina to New Zealand are for sale, but only whiskies made locally are available. “Foreign liquors are not on display because we are not allowed to sell them,” the sales assistant […]

DICA releases additional guidelines for education investments

The Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA) has released a list of additional guidelines and specifications to structure developments in the Myanmar education sector. The list, which was announced by DICA on August 10, includes a total of 17 points and comes four months after the Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) on April 20 issued […]

Fast-Growing Coffee Sector Looks for Extra Shot of Support From Government

YANGON— Myanmar’s coffee market is growing robustly, with the country’s beans attracting increasing interest in international markets as well as locally, industry sources said. U Min Hlaing, secretary of the Myanmar Coffee Association, said demand for Myanmar coffee has surged in the past few years and it is now being exported to more than a […]

Is country ready for full foreign investment in education?

According to the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration, Singapore, New Zealand, and Australia are interested in investing in Myanmar’s education, with Singapore having conveyed the most willingness. The Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) has allowed foreigners to make full capital investment in Myanmar, according to notification 7/2018 issued by the MIC on April 20. Thus, […]

Myanmar inches slightly ahead of Laos in latest graft index

Myanmar has inched up a few positions to rank 130th in the latest annual index of countries deemed the least corrupt, from 136th in 2016. The country attained a score of 28 in graft watchdog Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index for 2017. This was an incremental improvement compared to its score in 2016 (28) and […]

New Zealand dairy aid in Myanmar hoping to foster a love for milk

A few cows are tied to a tree in the 40 degree Celsius heat. That’s how Myanmar dairy farmer U Ouh Kyau grazes his cattle, as is the way in the Southeast Asian nation now blighted by ethnic cleansing. As a cow wrestles against a rope tying it from nose to branch, visiting dairy advisor […]

Myanmar to Become Member of APN, Upgrade Card-Based Services

​​ Myanmar will become a member of the Asian Payment Network (APN), which was established to create a common payment settlement platform within the Asia-Pacific region, said U Zaw Lin Htut, CEO of Myanmar Payment Union (MPU). MPU has already met with officials from APN, and is waiting for the membership announcement to be made, […]