The Myanmar Times
Thursday, 18 September 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Industry insiders in a flap over poultry growth figures

Industry association members warn cheap frozen chicken from abroad could undercut the the sector just as producers are beginning to experience accelerated growth

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A broad perspective on sovereign wealth funds

A recent opinion article in The Myanmar Times ("Caution urged over a sovereign wealth fund", Oliver Gilbert, MTE 740, page 32) concluded as follows: "Myanmar currently lacks the basic inputs, needs or governance to responsibly manage a SWF.” Regrettably, the article implies that any thoughts of creating a SWF in Myanmar should be dismissed.  In my view, however, there is much to gain from an active public debate now on the pros and cons of this policy option.

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Muse to woo jade traders across the China border

Muse is setting up a jade market in an attempt to woo jade traders to the Myanmar side of the border with China, according to Muse township Pyithu Hluttaw representative U Sai Boe Aung.

 

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No more changes to car import values, dealers plead

Frequent changes to the list of values used to assess automobile import taxes should come to an end, said U Soe Htun, chair of the Myanmar Automobile Manufacturers and Distributors Association.

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Fee increase hits Yangon liquor sellers

Liquor businesspeople may be reaching for the bottle for consolation after Yangon Region’s decision to raise the annual licence fees that shops and manufacturers must pay to operate.

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Foreign trader plans greeted by opposition

A possible opening of the import-export sector to foreign companies is being opposed by some local business claiming they risk being out-performed.

 

 

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Hydropower development flows on to Western firms

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Western companies will likely build the next set of hydropower dams in Myanmar, following years of Chinese construction dominating the industry.

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Foreign firm signs on for microfinance

The subsidiary Myanmar Investments International Ltd has signed an agreement with a local company to create a microfinance company in Myanmar.

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Expat workers find their niche

The growth of international businesses interested in setting up shop has been paralleled by growth in foreign workers at least temporarily calling Myanmar home.

 

 

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Yoma grows on property but works to diversify

Although Myanmar does not have a modern stock market, it does boast a firm which has actively traded on a modern exchange for nearly a decade: Yoma.

 

 

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