Gold industry hopes to see central market in 2017

Gold industry figures are hoping this will be the year when plans for a central gold market finally come to fruition, although fundamental decisions about the project have yet to be made. U Kyaw Win, general secretary of Myanmar Gold Entrepreneurs Association, said he hopes to see a Yangon-based central gold market established in 2017. […]

Gold Exchange Market to Open in 2017

RANGOON — The Myanmar Gold Entrepreneurs Association plans to open a gold exchange market in Rangoon this year. The official gold market has been in the works for three years, and various ministries are now assisting in its creation, said U Kyaw Win, general secretary of the association, at its 14th anniversary ceremony in Rangoon […]

High-end bamboo products to be made in mid 2017

With an aim to export high-end products of bamboo to foreign countries, bamboo furniture orders will be accepted in mid 2017, according to the Myanmar Bamboo Growers Association. Currently, the association cannot manage to manufacture ordered products due to a lack of ready to- use raw materials. The bamboo association is currently receiving furniture orders […]

Govt Unveils Detailed Economic Policies

NAYPYIDAW — Long-awaited detailed economic policies were announced by the government in Naypyidaw today with State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi pledging a secure business environment for both local and foreign investors. “I would like to invite all business people to work with us,” the state counselor said. “That is why we host this meeting.” […]

Investment Law Rules and Regulations Released by March

NAYPYIDAW — Rules and regulations for the newly enacted Myanmar Investment Law will be released in three months at the earliest and by the end of March next year at the latest, according to U Maung Maung Win, deputy minister of national planning and finance. The law, enacted by President U Htin Kyaw last week, […]

Entrepreneurs ask finance minister to reconsider special tax

Planning and Finance Minister U Kyaw Win received a barrage of requests to cut taxes during a meeting with a group of almost 50 business associations in Yangon earlier this week. The minister met with entrepreneurs at the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry, to ask their opinions on economic development and learn […]

The members of the new Myanmar Investment Commission has been announced

THE Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) was reshuffled on Tuesday with the appointment of U Kyaw Win, Union Minister for National Planning and Finance as chairman and U Than Myint, Union Minister for Commerce as vice chairman. The reformed commission includes 11 new members, while U Aung Naing Oo, former Secretary of the MIC, has been […]

Who’s who: Myanmar’s new cabinet

Take a look inside the National League for Democracy’s new proposed government with insider profiles of the party’s 18 candidates for ministerial posts: Daw Aung San Suu Kyi (foreign affairs; president’s office; education; energy and electric power) The National League for Democracy leader needs little introduction. Has vowed to rule “above the president”, and with […]

Shipping group urges improved waterways

The Mandalay Shipping Association has spoken out against high taxes, supposedly charged for the restoration and conservation of waterways, that they say haven’t brought any improvements so far. The chair of the association told The Myanmar Times that the only work done on local waterways has been for show, and has been a waste of money. “I want […]

Myanmar Unprepared for Stock Market: Economist

Trading of stocks at the Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX) is expected to begin in March, giving Myanmar people another option to invest their money. Currently, people invest in the property market or the currency market, however, they are less likely to move their investments into the new stock market, a local economist said. “All of […]