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Myanmar opening its doors wider

REVISED investment laws in Myanmar have been welcomed as offering greater opportunities for Thai companies of all sizes to move into wholesale and retail businesses across the border. Pakainay Leng-ee, minister counsellor at the Thai embassy’s office of commercial affairs in Yangon, yesterday said Thai companies could have ownership in wholesale and retail businesses of […]

What’s new, copycat?

Myanmar’s designers are pinning their hopes on a new copyright law That people wear reveals as much of their personality as the cultural traits of their country. Creators and designers are not only business people making clothes or accessories for a living, but artists embellishing and also chronicling the ways of their own societies. As […]

Suspect in Mon mega-project fraud case moved to police custody

Fraud suspect Supattha Chantharangsi, who was accused of duping hundreds of Thai companies to invest in a bogus Bt500-billion mega-project in Myanmar’s Mon state, was transferred from military detention to the Crime Suppression Division (CSD) in Bangkok on Wednesday. CSD deputy superintendent Pol Lt-Colonel Man Menyaem said investigators were gathering evidence to soon secure arrest […]

Thai coal mine’s emissions under fire in Tanintharyi

Local residents adversely affected by emissions from a coal mine project of Thai companies in Tanintharyi Region have urged the Thai authorities to take action against the firm, a local youth group told The Myanmar Times. The residents filed a complaint on Monday before the Thailand National Human Rights Commission to air their grievances against […]

Myanmar Exports Seek Their Own, Unique, Identifying Barcode in the Vast World of Retail Products

Companies wish­ing to export their products will be­gin applying to Belgium-based global barcode as­sociation, GS1, for their country specific bar code by the end of the year. With the assistance of the Myanmar Barcode Association, companies with international ambi­tions are applying for this unique, but universally recognized barcode, to identify their product as “Made in […]