Business The Myanmar Times has the latest news from across Myanmar. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 04:36:26 +0630 en-gb Foreign firm in microfinance joint venture The subsidiary Myanmar Investments International Ltd has signed an agreement with a local company to create a microfinance company in Myanmar.

]]> (By Zaw Htike) Business Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:41:24 +0630
Australia, Canada stress improved laws to grow trade Australian and Canadian trade ministers both made their pitch for increased trading ties between their respective countries and Myanmar, claiming an improved local legal environment is important to attracting business.

]]> (Catherine Trautwein and Nyan Lynn Aung) Business Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:10:13 +0630
Poultry producers flock against chicken importers Mandalay Region’s poultry trade association is urging restrictions on imported chickens, claiming they could destabilise the local production industry.

]]> (Khin Hsu Wai) Business Thu, 28 Aug 2014 04:33:23 +0630
Focus on closing the ASEAN economic gap: minister Minister of national planning and economic development U Kan Zaw calls for efforts to close the economic gap between different ASEAN countries.

]]> (Jeremy Mullins and Nyan Linn Aung) Business Mon, 25 Aug 2014 09:53:02 +0630
Experts move against money laundering The government has formed a committee to combat money laundering in the country, aiming to get off a list of the world’s worst offenders.

]]> (Aye Thida Kyaw) Business Sun, 24 Aug 2014 17:30:00 +0630
Workers abroad mulling the tough choice to return home

In the past, the country’s brightest have often been driven abroad in pursuit of international-standard education and well-paying jobs they were unable to find in Myanmar.



]]> (Jeremy Mullins) Business Sun, 24 Aug 2014 17:30:00 +0630
Rice field rats gnaw away harvest

Delta rice farmers are being hit by a rat infestation this year, claiming it is the worst they have seen since the aftermath of 2008’s Cyclone Nargis.



]]> (Zaw Htike) Business Sun, 24 Aug 2014 17:30:00 +0630
Airbus helicopters get tourists off the ground

European aircraft-maker Airbus is looking at Myanmar’s burgeoning tourism sector as well as oil and gas as markets for its helicopters, according to Airbus Helicopters Southeast Asia vice president Lionel Sinai-Sinelnikoff.


]]> (Zaw Win Than) Business Sun, 24 Aug 2014 17:30:00 +0630
Car dealers mull import finance

Commerce Minister U Win Myint has pledged to smooth the complicated system for importing foreign vehicles by allowing new payment methods.



]]> (Aye Thida Kyaw) Business Sun, 24 Aug 2014 17:30:00 +0630
Zawtika spurs growth in state gas export revenue The state’s daily revenues from natural gas exports now reach US$15 million a day, driven up by the beginning of exports from PTT Exploration and Production’s Zawtika offshore project.

]]> (Aung Shin) Business Sun, 24 Aug 2014 17:30:00 +0630