The Myanmar Times
Wednesday, 27 August 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

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.

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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.

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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.

 

 

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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.

 

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

 

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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.

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RTAD looking to limit imports to left-hand drive

Left-hand drive cars may soon be the only vehicles allowed to be imported to Myanmar if some government officials get their way.

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Tackling the infant industry debate

Although most experts agree on some room for an industrial policy, the level of protection for new industries is a matter of fierce debate. Economists have debated how much is too much protectionism for future export-oriented industry in the country.

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Potential strong for Yunnan trade

Myanmar and Yunnan officials tout stronger trade links, though a lack of standards is still a problem

 

 

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