Myanmar Times

Japanese investors eye retail sector investments in Myanmar

Wholesalers and retailers from Japan, Thailand and South Korea met with the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) to discuss investments in the Myanmar retail sector, said U Yan Naing Tun, director general of the Department of Trade under MOC. Among the companies was Japanese retailer Aeon ...

Jade, drugs and GDP

Myanmar boasts of possessing precious natural resources including those that are mined, legally or otherwise, and one of these resources is jade. But there is an enormous difference between the official data and estimates provided by non-profit organisations like Global Witness. Keep reading ...

Thai KBank to support Myanmar SMEs

The Thailand-based Kasikornbank (KBank) has received a permission to open a branch in Myanmar, with plans to provide assistance to facilitate bilateral trade, according to KBank vice president Pattanpong Tansomboon.Keep reading ...

5 kinds of monsoon crops to be planted in Kayin State

In developing the farming sector in Kayin State, it is estimated that five kinds of monsoon crops will be grown in the state, according to an estimation of agricultural projects for 2017-18 fiscal year.Keep reading ...

Give back our alabaster mining sites: residents

Sakyin area residents in Madaya township, Mandalay Region, have urged the government to award more locals, and not companies, with permits for alabaster production.Keep reading ...

Government plans to change school bus system

The Yangon regional government plans to change the school bus system for government schools in the coming academic year.Keep reading  ...

Inside the secret lives of women garment workers

When Ma Wutt Ye followed her doctor’s orders to take medical leave from her garment factory job in northern Mingalardon industrial zone, her boss took no sympathy. She was immediately dismissed from her position.Keep reading  ...

Workers need more time for permit application

Two migrant rights groups in Thailand – Aid Alliance Committee (AAC) and Labour Rights Promotion Network Foundation – are asking the Thai government to give Myanmar workers more time to apply for their work permits.Keep reading ...

Sagaing Region farmers demand compensation

Farmers from Htigyaing township of Katha district in Sagaing Region launched a protest in Nay Pyi Taw on April 26 to demand compensation as damages for their confiscated land.Keep reading ...

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