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With its economy opening, Myanmar scoping seafood opportunities

The Southeast Asian country of Myanmar remains a relatively unknown commodity in the seafood world. With a population of 53 million, ranking it larger than South Korea and Canada, and more than 2,000 kilometers of coastline, according to the World Resources Institute, Myanmar’s potential as a seafood-producing state is significant. But a repressive military junta, […]

Printers call for access to finance

Cash-starved printers are calling for government support in their efforts to expand their business in what could be profitable times. The chief complaint in the printing world is that they cannot borrow money from banks amid increasing competition from foreign businesses. Fujiyama Press spokesperson U Than Myint said his company lacked large presses, but could […]

Hydropower development flows on to Western firms

Western companies will likely build the next set of hydropower dams in Myanmar, following years of Chinese construction dominating the industry, according to Ministry of Electric Power (MOEP) deputy minister U Maw Thar Htwe. The previous military government had signed agreements for 60 hydropower projects, mostly with Chinese firms but also Thai and Indian companies, […]