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Print is not dead

Paul Lim, general manager of MCM Printing, talks about how his industry is being disrupted and how the company is fighting back. Printing has been among the industries most disrupted by digital technologies in recent years. Not only are consumers bypassing physical printed products such as newspapers and magazines in favour of electronic content, businesses […]

Government Commits to Long Term Aquaculture Development; Starts Dialogue on Issues

Myanmar has taken its first major step towards developing a sustainable aquaculture industry that will meet domestic dietary needs and support the country’s fishery exports business at a time when wild fish stocks are declining rapidly. “The fisheries sector is one of the most important for our ministry, contributing to the protein needs of our […]

Myotha Project Draws Investments of K150B, Developer Eyes IPO

With the Mandalay Myotha Industrial Project having attracted local and foreign investments totaling K150.5 billion so far, officials are now eyeing a public listing in the near future, said U Aung Win Khaing, chair of the project’s developer, Mandalay Myotha Industrial Development Public Co Ltd (MMID). “We are aiming for an Initial Public Offering in […]

Experts Divided Over Ramifications of Belt and Road Courts on Myanmar

“This is bad news for Myanmar. It will undermine Myanmar’s sovereignty and empower multinational corporations,” said Dr Charlie Thame from Thammasat University. CRITICS questioned Beijing’s decision to set up three commercial courts in China to resolve Belt and Road-related project disputes, arguing that legal disagreements involving transnational investors should be settled in host states or […]

Davos 2018: China’s economic shift and implications for Myanmar

Myanmar will capture Chinese investment as Beijing prioritises poverty alleviation and development in Yunnan AS the fight against poverty takes centre stage in Beijing’s economic policy, Yunnan and Myanmar will remain a priority for Chinese investment, while China’s fast-growing middle-income population, especially those in the southwest, presents a crucial market for Myanmar’s growth-oriented businesses as well […]

MBA focus: China Dominates The Rise of Asian Business Schools

Are you thinking of taking an MBA programme? Since the FT’s complete Global MBA ranking 2018 was published this week, The Myanmar Times compiled the relevant analysis for our readers. Stanford snatched the top spot while Insead claimed second place, followed by University of Pennsylvania, Wharton and London Business School. The top 10 schools are listed below: 1   […]

Cable Cars for Alaungdaw Kathapa National Park

Cable cars will be set up at Alaungdaw Kathapa National Park in Kani township and Zalone Mountain, located in Banmauk township, to boost Sagaing Region’s tourism industry, according to the regional tourism development committee. The Regional government and Jewel Golden Elephant Construction Company Ltd. reached an agreement and preliminary assessments of environmental impacts will be carried […]

Shwe Maung Mountain Squatters to be Sued

A list has been compiled to sue squatters who live on Shwe Maung Mountain in Taunggyi township, southern Shan State, said a Taunggyi township City Development Committee official. “This land is under government’s management according to the state government’s investigation. That’s why a list has been compiled with the cooperation of several departments to prosecute those […]

MTSH sees heavy trading on higher Japanese investments

Despite high trading volume on the Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX) last week, the Myanmar Stock Price Index closed Friday at 452.80, languishing near its lowest levels since the bourse went live in 2016. More than 78,000 shares exchanged hands during the week, the most in a single week for months. Most of the trading involved […]

Taxi Services, Shuttle Bus Available at Star City

Taxi service operators and shuttle bus services are now present in Star City, Yoma’s large-scale residential development in Thanlyin township, offering passengers more options to travel to Yangon downtown and Thilawa Special Economic Zone. Daw Tin Winn Nge, general manager at Yoma Strategic, told The Myanmar Times that several operators are now offering taxi services in the vicinity. […]