The development of a special economic zone (SEZ) around Kyaukphyu in Myanmar's Rakhine State could move closer to reality before the end of the year with the naming of tender winners for the development of factories, new housing and infrastructure. ... Thailand Business News, 1 month ago
Kyaukphyu SEZ: Economic Reality or Pipedream? - Irrawaddy, 1 month ago
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Myanmar earned $2.64 billion from natural gas exports in 2014-15 fiscal year as of November 14, up $585.06 million than the same period last year, according to the Ministry of Commerce. Myanmar exports its natural gas to neighbouring Thailand and ...Myanmar Business Network, 3 days ago
Within hours of the mix of stone and sand being dumped on the bank of the Kaladan River at Paletwa in Burma's western Chin State, local teenagers turned the new flat swath of land into a football pitch. The aggregate material had been dredged ...DVB, 1 week ago
When a farmer refused to leave his land near Nawngkhio in the hills of northern Shan State, police and soldiers put a gun to his head and took him away. The story of the farmer and the confiscation of his land has been a common one in Myanmar.Transnational Institute, 1 week ago
:41 Maungdaw — Joint security forces of the border police and the navy are conducting sea patrols because the marine police force is not yet ready for security patrols along the border of western Myanmar. According to a press release, the ...Eleven Myanmar, 1 week ago
Since the communal violence in 2012 left scores of people dead and displaced tens of thousands, the Buddhist and Muslim communities in Rakhine have been largely segregated. But despite the animosity of some, economic interdependence has ensured ...Mizzima News, 1 week ago
Residents in Arakan State capital Sittwe this week began enjoying the benefits of a 24-hour supply of electricity. The western Burmese city population estimated at around 200,000 became connected to the national power grid on 2 December, just ...DVB, 2 weeks ago
Japan's Resona Bank has signed an agreement with Myanma Apex Bank providing for closer financial cooperation, as Japanese firms look to extend their investments in Myanmar. The agreement aims to improve banking connections between the two ...Myanmar Times, 2 weeks ago Japanese bank teams up with Apex Myanmar Times, 3 weeks ago
Burma Is Still an Extreme Risk for Business Investment, Survey Says After all the investment hype showed on Burma in recent years, with the Southeast Asian nation dubbed Asia's last frontier market, the country has failed to make a top 10 slot ...Irrawaddy, 3 weeks ago
Ups and downs The Burmese kyat was selling on Friday at 1037 to the US dollar, while buying at 1025.The price of gold stands at 660,000 kyat per tical. Fuel prices remain constant: petrol 820 kyat; diesel 950 kyat; octane 950 kyat per litre. ...DVB, 3 weeks ago
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