Parliament Rejects e-Lottery Bill

Pyidaungsu Hluttaw has rejected the government-proposed Aungbarlay Lottery Bill which hopes to introduce e-lottery and provisions that would allow private-government partnership in lottery operations. U Tun Tun Hein, member of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Joint Bill Committee, told The Myanmar Times that as Aungbarlay Lottery Bill was sent back to the government. “Hluttaw cannot accept the fact […]

Osaka Business Group Leases Thilawa for SMEs

On May 11, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between the Myanmar Japan Thilawa Development (MJTD), the Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI) and the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chamber of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI) to establish a small rental factory area in Thilawa Special Economic Zone. According to the MoU, the […]

CB issues Reminder on Currency use but Dollar Shortage Remains Issue for Banks

​​ The Central Bank has reissued an instruction that the kyat should be used in all local transactions in an effort to help stabilise the exchange rate. But a senior official in the foreign exchange management department has said the regulator also wants to help route more foreign currency transactions through banks. The Central Bank […]

Central Bank to Reform Reference Rate

​​ The Central Bank will reform its daily dollar auction system as part of an attempt to address the weakening kyat, deputy governor U Set Aung told Myanmar’s business community last week. The deputy governor, along with vice president U Myint Swe, Minister for Finance and Planning U Kyaw Win and Yangon Region Chief Minister […]

Support is better than protection, government’s new economic policy

“Our government will not give favour to anyone and there will be no discrimination. We will give all Myanmar nationals equal opportunity.” Union Minister of Planning and Finance Kyaw Win said at a meeting held at Union of Myanmar Federation of Chamber of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI) on 13 June, the meeting was held for […]

Yangon ports implement round-the-clock clearance

FROM last Thursday, customs clearance became available round the clock at all ports in Yangon, but it has come at a cost. It was announced last week that customs clearance for outbound and inbound shipments would be available 24 hours at all ports in Myanmar, including Yangon Port that is run by Myanmar Port Authority, […]