Friday, September 30, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Mingalar Market shops shutter as rents increase

Shop owners relocated following the fire at Yangon’s Mingalar Market continue to face rent hikes in their temporary market space, while some business have been forced to close due to the higher costs, shopkeepers said yesterday.

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Shopkeepers at Mingalar Market worry about rebuild nine months after blaze

Stallholders occupying the ground floor of Yangon’s Mingalar Market fear they could lose out when the building is rebuilt.

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French business group seeks trade increase

The French Myanmar Chamber of Commerce and Industry is taking a delegation of local firms to France next month, and is planning to a hold a French fair in Yangon later this year as part of efforts to boost trade relations between the two nations.

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Insurance market will be open to foreign firms in 2017: ministry

The government is planning to open Myanmar’s struggling insurance industry to foreign firms early next year and free local players from an array of restrictions – part of a coordinated push to speed up liberalisation in a sector crucial to economic development, a senior government official told The Myanmar Times.

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Water express tender imminent

The Yangon Region government will call a tender before the end of this month for private companies interested in providing river transport services, U Maung Aung, secretary of the Yangon Region Transport Authority (YRTA), said.

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Power plant tender winner to be announced next week

The Ministry of Electricity and Energy will announce the winners of a tender to build a 300-megawatt power plant in Yangon next week, ministry officials said.

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Government warning sent to bus operators over increased fares

The Yangon Supervisory Committee for Motor Vehicles says it intends to issue a warning to bus companies against overcharging after receiving a number of customer complaints of fare-gouging among private operators.

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Government goes after old gold debt from mining firms

Gold mining companies that have failed to hand over an agreed portion of their gold finds to the government are to be sued by the authorities.

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USAID backs MFIs with $10m guarantee

USAID kicked off a seven-year program to guarantee over US$10 million in microfinance loans to the agricultural sector yesterday, as part of a new US effort to offer greater economic support to the country.

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Bankers ‘satisfied’ with first Treasury auction

The government held a successful inaugural Treasury bond auction yesterday, selling K120 billion to three private commercial banks and another K80 billion to a state-owned lender.

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