The Myanmar Times
Tuesday, 16 September 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Workers abroad mulling the tough choice to return home

In the past, the country’s brightest have often been driven abroad in pursuit of international-standard education and well-paying jobs they were unable to find in Myanmar.

 

 

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Rice field rats gnaw away harvest

Delta rice farmers are being hit by a rat infestation this year, claiming it is the worst they have seen since the aftermath of 2008’s Cyclone Nargis.

 

 

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Airbus helicopters get tourists off the ground

European aircraft-maker Airbus is looking at Myanmar’s burgeoning tourism sector as well as oil and gas as markets for its helicopters, according to Airbus Helicopters Southeast Asia vice president Lionel Sinai-Sinelnikoff.

 

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Car dealers mull import finance

Commerce Minister U Win Myint has pledged to smooth the complicated system for importing foreign vehicles by allowing new payment methods.

 

 

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Zawtika spurs growth in state gas export revenue

The state’s daily revenues from natural gas exports now reach US$15 million a day, driven up by the beginning of exports from PTT Exploration and Production’s Zawtika offshore project.

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RTAD looking to limit imports to left-hand drive

Left-hand drive cars may soon be the only vehicles allowed to be imported to Myanmar if some government officials get their way.

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Tackling the infant industry debate

Although most experts agree on some room for an industrial policy, the level of protection for new industries is a matter of fierce debate. Economists have debated how much is too much protectionism for future export-oriented industry in the country.

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Potential strong for Yunnan trade

Myanmar and Yunnan officials tout stronger trade links, though a lack of standards is still a problem

 

 

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Telenor addresses underage labour

Telenor has found 19 confirmed and suspected cases of underage labourers in its supply chain as part of its ongoing sustainability initiatives, according to Telenor Myanmar CEO Petter Furberg.
 
 

UPS comes calling with freight forward services

United States-based logistics and shipping firm UPS announced the introduction of its freight forwarding services to and from Myanmar on August 19.

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