The Myanmar Times
Wednesday, 23 July 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

The Fine Print, Legal & tax insight

This article is part two of a two-part series on how foreigners can invest and trade in Myanmar despite restrictions, brought to you by Yangon-based consultants Sebastian Pawlita and Phyu Phyu Mar.

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Jumpstarting forex trades

Myanmar's year-old interbank foreign exchange (forex) market is developing slowly, but officials say it should grow in the future.

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StanChart, regional heavyweights out of licence race

Standard Chartered’s decision to not move forward with the licensing process is “a missed opportunity for Myanmar”, according to experts.

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MPT, KDDI ink US$2 billion deal

Japanese mobile carrier KDDI said that it planned to link up with trading house Sumitomo in deal to invest about US$2 billion in developing wireless networks in Myanmar.

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List of foreign banks through to next round revealed

The Central Bank of Myanmar released the names of 25 foreign banks which have progressed to the next round in the bid to be licensed, according to a July 15 news release.

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Mandalay mayor mulls prohibited building’s fate

The Saittara Mahi development currently contravenes Mandalay's zoning requirements, and mayor U Aung Maung says he may force some changes at the construction site.

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MPT, KDDI to sign operating agreement

Myanma Posts and Telecommunications and Japanese telecom firm KDDI will tomorrow sign a joint operating agreement, sources have confirmed.

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Sustainable palm oil: Fact or fiction?

The palm oil sector may be set for a take-off in southern Myanmar, but experts are divided on whether the controversial crop can be sustainable in the long term.

 

 

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Stock market plans hit by weak corporate governance levels

Coorperate governance could be the largest barrier to setting up a robust capital market centred on a planned 2015 stock exchange, according to experts.

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Losses mount at state industry

The Thar Paung Paper and Pulp Mill is one of many unsuccessful state–owned factories that might be better off privatised, according to Amyotha Hluttaw member U Khin Shwe.

 

 

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