Income Tax Law should be amended: MP

The Income Tax Law should be amended as there are weaknesses compared to those in the foreign countries, said Upper House MP Myo Win. According to him, the Ministry of Planning and Finance is making necessary changes to the law. As I mentioned earlier, another point is incentives for tax payers. For instance, a taxpayer […]

Property weak on canned tax amnesty bill

With interest in investment properties in Mandalay expected to be lackluster in the coming months, property agents reckon demand will likely centre on homes priced below K1,000 lakh. “Currently, most sectors of the economy are slowing, so we do not see much demand for resale properties,” U Wunna Soe, a property agent from Poe La […]

Confident of long term growth, Serge Pun bets big on tourism, property

Investors looking for clues on where the Myanmar economy is headed may glean some insight from Serge Pun’s recent corporate maneuvers. The 65-year-old Myanmar tycoon has not been idle of late. Last month, units of Peninsula Residences Yangon, a collection of 96 private luxury homes, went on sale. The homes are part of the Yoma […]

Construction sector under threat from high tax, interest rates

Unreasonably high tax and interest rates could lead to the collapse of Mandalay’s already ailing construction sector, U Shein Win, vice chair of the Myanmar Construction Entrepreneur Association (MCEA) told The Myanmar Times last Friday. Capital gains tax on the sale of a property in Myanmar is currently 30 percent, which is deterring activity in […]

Myanmar to learn from Malaysia on ease of doing business

In order to raise its rank on the World Bank’s ease of doing business index, a Myanmar delegation recently visited Malaysia, which is much higher on the index, to study the situation there. Their findings will be reported to the ministries and Vice President, said U Aung Soe, director of the Myanmar Trade Promotion Team. […]

IRD lowers stamp duty on property

The Internal Revenue Department (IRD) has announced that stamp duty for buying, transferring and mortgaging property will be reduced to 4 percent. The decision on the stamp duty reduction is a measure to boost the real estate industry. The current rate for stamp duty is 5pc. The 1pc reduction came after businesses on May 20 […]

Over 2500 villagers protest against MCL’s coal power plant

Over 2500 villagers, from 12 villages in Pyartaung area, Kyaikmaraw Township, Mon State, staged a protest on Saturday [Feb. 18], within the paddy fields of Kawpanaw Village, voicing opposition against the coal power-supplied electricity by Mawlamyine Cement Limited (MCL). The protesters want MCL to stop its coal-powered electricity supply aimed at powering its cement factory […]

Speculation squeezes potential gains from Dala property

  The launch of new infrastructure projects often sees property prices surge in the surrounding area. But prices in Dala township, where a bridge will be built to connect the area to Yangon, were pushed so high in the past by speculation that the market has remain unchanged. The Korean-funded project was launched in Dala […]

Real Estate Market Revives Over New Bago Airport Project

Real estate market has revived in Bago region as a new international airport project was to be signed, according to an official report. The Bago real estate market went cold during 2015 but the prospective signing of an agreement between the government and the airport contractors has caused the price of land in the region […]

Tritone Towers Puts Its Residents Above The Rest

South Korean conglomerate Hanwha Corp is making headway in their project to build a massive three-tower inclusive community called Tritone in the 8-mile area of Yangon. While the construction may be in its infancy, the firm claims that customers have been lining up to purchase the ultra-luxurious condominiums to be completed in late 2018; new […]