The Myanmar Times
Friday, 28 August 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Never again: flood-proofing Myanmar

On the banks of the bursting Ayeyarwady River, U Han Soe sits on a bench in the village school – the sturdiest building for miles around.

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China’s peanut appetite forces local oil mills to close

Around 90 percent of Myanmar’s oil mills have been forced to suspend business operations due to a chronic lack of peanuts.

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Future in focus for leading brewery

A protracted ownership dispute at Myanmar Brewery has come to an end, and the new Japanese majority owners are looking for future growth.

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No foreign-local joint ventures to list on YSX at first

Joint ventures between local and foreign companies will not be permitted to list on the Yangon Stock Exchange at first, according to Dr Maung Maung Thein, chair of the Securities Exchange Commission of Myanmar.

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US chain Krispy Kreme aims to fill the local doughnut hole

Fried chicken, pizza and now doughnuts – Myanmar’s bellies will soon be fuller with American fare, as famed US doughnut chain Krispy Kreme has revealed plans to roll into the market.

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Last offshore PSC inked

The last production sharing contract from the 2013 offshore bidding round was signed yesterday in Nay Pyi Taw between Australian firm Tap Oil and the Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise.

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Outside investors sought for Citizens Bank

The Ministry of Commerce will further reduce its stake in Myanmar Citizens Bank to allow the public to boost ownership, according to senior officials at the bank.

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Ministry reveals CSR history for country’s largest oil and gas firms

The corporate social responsibility (CSR) contributions made by international oil companies operating in Myanmar have been made public for the first time, with France’s Total E&P Myanmar at the top of the list.

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Applications to list on Yangon Stock Exchange to open next month

The Yangon Stock Exchange will begin accepting applications for listed companies by next month, according to Dr Maung Maung Thein, chair of the Securities Exchange Supervisory Commission.

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Political shuffle sends wrong signals to global investors

The surprise political shuffle of Thura U Shwe Mann sends the wrong signal to the international business community during an already uncertain period, according to experts.

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