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One-stop shops must serve public better, says minister

One-stop offices need to improve their service to the public, Union Government Minister U Min Thu told employees of the General Administration Department in Pathein township, Ayeyarwady Region, on Monday. The department has opened 316 One-stop offices with other agencies in the regions and states, aimed at easing the burden on people, who before now […]

Myanmar Press Council Turns Attention to Exposing Fake News

The Myanmar Press Council announced Tuesday that it will focus on exposing people in Myanmar who produce fake news to manipulate public opinion, following the filing of a complaint by authorities in Mandalay region about an apparently phony social media report critical of the local government. The report about the business community questioning the legitimacy […]

Yangon elevated expressway doesn’t need MIC approval: official

The Yangon elevated expressway project is a government-to-government project and it doesn’t need approval from the Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC), according to the MIC. “Government-to-government projects are not submitted to the MIC. If the investment is made by public, private and partnership and as a developer, it is submitted to the MIC. The infrastructure projects […]

As the World Moves to Renewable Energy, Myanmar Will Follow

YANGON — The government has been pushing plans for coal-fired power plants to address Myanmar’s great need for electricity. Renewable energy expert Hans-Josef Fell talks about how Myanmar can develop its energy plan. Fell is a former parliamentarian in Germany and the current president of the Berlin-based Energy Watch Group. The Myanmar government has been […]

KBank Broadens SME Support in Myanmar

KBank, which styles itself as a champion of small business, has been helping entrepreneurs in Myanmar over the past three years, with short training sessions focused on issues including knowledge transfer and raising awareness of business opportunities. Pattanapong Tansomboon, first senior vice president of K Bank, said in an interview that the bank was broadening […]

No new shares to trade on YSX until July: underwriters

The first long-awaited initial public offerings on the Yangon Stock Exchange will not include any new shares, said underwriters, while the first company to raise fresh capital is unlikely to list until July. The YSX opened last December to much fanfare but with no stocks to trade. Crowds gathered, a giant bell was rung and […]

Kyaukphyu SEZ Shares to Go on Sale

The company formed by local businesses to develop the Kyaukphyu special economic zone (SEZ) will start selling its shares to the public later this year, a senior executive of the company said. The shares of Myanmar Kyaukphyu SEZ Public Holding Co Ltd will be sold at a price of K10,000 each, U Tin Aung, secretary […]

FMI issues additional 25,000 shares for public offering

YANGON—First Myanmar Investment Co Ltd, a local investment holding company, has begun issuing an additional 250,000 new ordinary shares to be offered to the public at a price of Ks 10,000 (US$ 10.17) each, starting from January 9, company sources say. The additional offering shall be open for 10 business days. The public is invited […]