The Myanmar Times
Saturday, 26 July 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Re-writing the mining law “waste of time”: lawmaker

Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker Thura U Shwe Mann has rejected a proposal to throw out amendments to mining laws in favour of a completely new bill.

 

 

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Investment hurdles slow rice exports

Rules requiring special permission for foreign firms to invest in the rice sector are hurting investment and slowing progress, say experts.

 

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Anti-smuggling teams to watch Yangon airport

The Ministry of Commerce’s mobile enforcement teams will include Yangon International Airport in their air and sea port investigations set to start on July 2, according to ministry officials.

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Insurance sector aims at HR needs with school

Myanmar is revitalising its insurance industry with a new training college to meet the growing needs of newly established private companies.

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Building banking depends on trust

More trust is needed to increase the banked population, which languishes at 5 percent of the adult population, according to experts.

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Asian law firms open offices

Two large foreign law firms officially set up shop in Yangon on June 23, claiming to be driven by growing interest in Myanmar from regional businesses.

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Tech startup stoush goes offline

A founder of MySquar has pulled a provocative blog post from her website detailing her side of a dispute which she claimed saw her forced out as the head of the tech startup last month.

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Big change for foreign lending

An unnamed Myanmar firm has locally registered security on a cross-border loan from an international lender for the first time in the modern era, according to officials from VDB Loi legal and tax advisory, which assisted in the process.

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Large taxpayer list to affect 130 firms

The Large Taxpayer Office (LTO) released the select list of companies which are to change to a self-assessment style of tax payment, Internal Revenue Department director U Zeya Kyi Nyunt said.

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Expat Finance: What you need to know about inheritance tax

Consultant Andrew Wood wades into the murky waters of inheritance tax for expats, explaining how living in a foreign country can affect your estate.

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