The Myanmar Times
Friday, 27 March 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Coal-fired power planned, but on hold

Coal-fired power plants are still on the way despite concern over their social and environmental impacts raised by civil society groups.

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South Africa makes its pitch

South Africa aims to share with Myanmar its experiences of trade and business partnerships, as well as its own history of transitioning into a democratic country, according to Deon Seals, political and trade counsellor at the South African embassy in Bangkok.

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UMFCCI urges Chinese firms to act responsibly

Chinese firms were urged to participate in local investment in a responsible manner which avoids environmental harm during a Myanmar-China business matching event.

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Talks set for last onshore agreement

Negotiations for two much-delayed Production Sharing Contracts are due to restarted in April, according to an official from the Ministry of Energy.

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Competition law arrives

The recently-passed Competition Law could shake up business methods, though it remains to be seen how effective it will be in practice.

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Investment laws re-considered

The government has begun accepting public feedback on a proposed amalgamation of two investment laws that it says will give equal opportunities to both domestic and foreign firms.

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MIC provides permits for two more international oil companies

The Myanmar Investment Commission has given permits to two more international companies planning to conduct offshore exploration and production.

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Bird flu prompts flight from poultry

Restaurants and shops in Yangon are crying foul as consumers avoid chicken, though there has not yet been a confirmed H5N1 case in the city.

 

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H5N1: Are buyers staying away from fowl?

Magwe farmers are working to stem the spread of bird flu, after it emerged in Sagaing last week, requiring hundreds of thousands of birds to be culled.

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Rice market hinges on China

International rice prices have declined steadily in the past six months, driven lower partly by a flood of Thai rice following last year’s coup.

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