The Myanmar Times
Sunday, 23 November 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Smaller foreign companies face restrictions on leases

Smaller-scale foreign businesspeople are having difficulty securing long-term leases, which is hampering foreign investment, businesspeople say.

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Rice federation to introduce Warehouse Financing at Apex

The Myanmar Rice Federation plans to open several warehouses for rice traders to store their product for use as collateral to receive bank loans, said its chair U Chit Khaing.

 

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Toyota keeps pace with changing market

Long the dominant used car in Myanmar, Toyota aims to build a reputation as a new car brand worth purchasing

 

 

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Show may be over for local-language video rental shops

Ma Hnin Hnin Khain is like many cinephiles in that she formerly visited her local video rental shop every day to borrow a movie for the evening’s viewing.

 

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Four-fifths of registered bikes are brought in illegally

Far more motorcycles are imported to Myanmar illegally than are brought in legally, said deputy railway and transportation minister U Chan Maung.

 

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Penalties on the rise for tax dodgers

Penalties on tax dodgers will be raised this year as the government attempts to maximise state revenues in the face of mounting spending projects, said minister of finance U Win Shein.

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Kokang region adds a border gate

The Kokang autonomous government plans to open a new border gate in the region that will act as a subsidiary gate to the major Chinshwehaw crossing, said autonomous government secretary U Kyaw Swe.

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Doing business in Myanmar not too easy

Myanmar narrowly escaped being named as one of the top 10 most difficult places to do business, coming in 177th spot on the 189–country list released by the World Bank on October 29.

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Learning microfinance’s lessons

Sri Lanka and Bangladesh offer two very different models for Myanmar’s burgeoning microfinance scene – but which of them is best?

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Myanmar near bottom of Doing Business report

Myanmar narrowly escaped being named as one of the top 10 most difficult places to do business, coming in 177th spot on the 189-country list released by the World Bank on October 29.

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