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

Trade-ins drive jeep demand

While factories producing Myanmar-made jeeps have mostly closed, demand for the iconic vehicle lives on – propped up in part by a government trade-in program.

 

 

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Govt aims to formalise phone imports

The vast majority of mobile phones brought into Myanmar – including iPhone or Samsung Galaxy-series handsets – do not follow correct import procedures, say officials.

 

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Flying fish and the land of the rising sun

The possibility of fish products travelling to Japan on All Nippon Airline (ANA) flights is being discussed by fisheries associations, though shipping costs are the largest stumbling block, say officials.

 

 

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Door opens to foreign involvement in local hospital joint ventures

Foreign investors will be allowed to team up with local partners to finance private hospitals, clinics and laboratories, the Ministry of Health says.

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Active black market discourages foreign firms, says minister

The prominence of the domestic black market continues to discourage prospective foreign investors from entering the country, according to Minister of Commerce U Win Myint.

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Mandalay civil society calls for EU treaty halt

A group of 15 civil society organisations (CSOs) based in Mandalay released a statement last week calling for the government to hold off on signing new bilateral investment treaties with the European Union, saying the proposed regulations of the agreement could have a “chilling effect” on policy making.

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Expat Finance: The personal protections you should keep in mind

Previous articles relating to healthcare, medical insurance, and nightmares and dilemmas have been popular with many readers asking about what could happen and how to protect themselves.

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Nay Pyi Taw farmland set to grow

Agriculture around Nay Pyi Taw is set for a boost after the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw approved borrowing some US$136 million for projects in the area.

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Foreigners get a taste for food investment

Myanmar Industries Association (MIA) plans to support foreign investment in food production joint ventures as they apply for permission to set up in the coming months, said its chair U Zaw Min Win.

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Myanmar joins natural resource transparency organisation

Myanmar was officially admitted as a candidate country with the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) on July 2.

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