Global economic instability drives the rubber price to decline

Rubber prices in Myanmar have declined due to global economic instability, particularly in durable goods markets and petroleum which are closely linked to rubber said U Khaing Myint, the general secretary of Myanmar Rubber Planters and Producers Association. Since May, a tonne of Myanmar rubber sold for about US$1,400 whereas the rubber price hit US$1,800-2,000 […]

The Facebook election? Not quite yet

New tech is transforming Myanmar – but can it also impact on the November 8 election? While some of the country’s election candidates have made Facebook their podium, the still-low number of Myanmar people on the social media platform – estimated at barely 10 percent of the population – means politicians can only make so […]

Myanmar govt, Facebook to purge hate speech accounts

The Myanmar government is set to work with Facebook to delete any accounts on the social network that post hate speech or incite personal attacks during the upcoming election, the President’s Office said. Zaw Htay, director of the President’s Office, told the Democratic Voice of Burma that the government has reviewed Facebook’s community standards, and […]

Myanmar Oil Terminal Faces Fallout From Yunnan Protests

The Chinese oil port at Kyaukphyu on the coast of Burma’s Arakan State, and the cross-country pipeline to pump oil into China’s landlocked Yunnan Province, face a major problem which could delay or slow down their operations. Almost 50 percent of the 22 million ton a year of crude oil from the Middle East and […]