The Myanmar Times
Thursday, 18 December 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

IP protection for a better mango

Trademark protection is in the works for Myanmar’s famous sein ta lone [diamond] mangos, according to Mandalay Mango Association chair Daw Than Than Swe.

 

 

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MIC plans action on improper registration

A crackdown is coming on foreign investment circumventing rules by registering under the names of Myanmar citizens, according to Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) secretary U Aung Naing Oo.

 

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IFC eyes US$1b in investments

The International Finance Corporation expects its investments in Myanmar to total US$1 billion in three years’ time, aiming to support the backbone for the country’s economic growth and job creation efforts, according to Vivek Pathak, IFC East Asia and Pacific department director.

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World Bank lends for Ayeyarwady basin

The World Bank has approved US$100 million in loans to support the Ayeyarwady river basin, according to a press release.

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UN to support Myanmar’s graduation from LDC status

The United Nations will support Myanmar’s efforts to graduate from Least Developed Country (LDC) status, though it may take some time, according to officials.

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Ford adds three more models to showroom

Ford Motor Company and its local distributor Capital Automotive launched three models in Myanmar on December 12.

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Behind the gems and jewellery shine

The gems and jade industry attracts its share of interest and controversy. Given Myanmar’s endowment of the precious jewels, it’s a huge revenue-generator – a Harvard report issued in 2013 estimated it brought in US$8 billion in 2011.

 

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MIC to take action against foreign investment registering locally

A crackdown is coming to foreign investment circumventing rules by registering under the names of Myanmar citizens, according to Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) secretary U Aung Naing Oo.

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Myanma Airways takes new name, plans international flights

State-owned carrier Myanma Airways will re-christen as Myanmar National Airways as it looks to once again take to international skies, officials said on December 10.

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No change to car import policy: Commerce Ministry

The Ministry of Commerce has no plans to red-light private car imports, even as traffic congestion in Yangon worsens by the day.

 

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