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Garment industry in Laos continues to face challenges

Apparel firms in Laos are facing several problems ranging from shortage of skilled labour to survival, according to the Association of the Lao Garment Industry. Customers want quality and the manufacturers have little power to bargain the buying prices as their costs rise, association president Xaybandith Rasphone told its eighth general assembly last month. Shortage […]

Myanmar to hold raw gems, jade fair

Myanmar will hold special sale of raw gems and jade in local currency Kyat in Nay Pyi Taw on Nov. 12-17, the Information Ministry said on Wednesday. Only local licensed and authorized buyers are allowed to attend the six-day fair, aiming to provide more raw materials to the country’s finished gem industry, promote development of […]

Tough time for Mandalay’s iron smelting businesses

The iron smelting industry using iron scraps is facing challenges to survive, according to the business managers and owners in Mandalay. The industry’s challenges include the lack of technology, capital, skilled labour as well as regional competition – key difficulties shared by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in other sectors. What iron melting factories in […]

Yangon chief ministers lay outs plan to improve fish farming

The government will cooperate with Myanmar Fisheries Federation (MFF) in reforming the current fish farming system in fishery sector, said Yangon Region chief minister Phyo Min Thein. He blamed little profit for results from conventional farming and called for better services in transporting fishery products through cold storage factories. The chief minister said the government […]

As Myanmar eats more meat, Sumitomo to sell drugs for livestock

Trader aims for $1 billion in sales of pharmaceuticals for animals TOKYO — Japanese trading house Sumitomo Corp. is set to start selling drugs for animals in Myanmar later in March as part of an effort to enlarge its presence in what it expects to be a lucrative global market for drugs for livestock and […]

Kamigumi to create a bulk terminal at Thilawa Port in Myanmar

Kamigumi will establish a terminal operating company named International Bulk Terminal (Thilawa) Co. Ltd (IBTT) – mainly focusing on the handling of grain, feed and other bulk cargo at the Thilawa region of Yangon port in Myanmar as a joint venture with Lluvia Limited of Myanmar, which is a joint venture between Mitsubishi Corp. of […]

Foreigners get involved in illicit sale and purchase in Myanmar fishery

According to Myanmar Fishery Products Processors and Exporters Association, foreigners got involved in illicit sale and purchase in Myanmar fishery business. U Myo Nyunt, secretary of Myanmar fishery products processors and exporters association said, “There are many foreigners getting involved in fishery business.” They did not purchase the products themselves. Instead they made Myanmars buy […]

How Genius Coffee cracked Myanmar’s premium export market

One of the main challenges facing Myanmar is developing its export trade. The majority of Myanmar’s exports are extractives and raw goods. But some of Myanmar’s most lucrative potential export markets need to produce more value-added high-quality goods. The Global New Light of Myanmar Daily Newspaper interviewed U Ngwe Tun, founder mof Aung Nay Lin […]

Thai Exim Bank opens first overseas rep office in Yangon

THE Export-Import Bank of Thailand is opening its first overseas representative office today to support Thai companies investing in 18 infrastructure projects in Myanmar worth more than Bt700 billion. The new office is in Yangon, the country’s commercial capital. Woramin Thavarabha, Exim Bank’s chief representative in Myanmar, said in an interview yesterday that Thai investors […]

Myanmar’s clothing industry is set for significant growth in the coming years

Myanmar’s clothing industry is forecast to grow significantly in the coming years, according to a report in the latest issue of Global Apparel Markets from the business information company Textiles Intelligence. Forecasters have predicted that there could be up to 1.5 million jobs in the garment industry by 2020 compared with approximately 230,000 in mid-2015, […]