The Myanmar Times
Sunday, 20 April 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

UK awards new grant to regulate public-private partnerships

The UK government has awarded a US$2 million grant to assist Myanmar in the regulation and management of public-private partnerships (PPPs) in the industrial sector.

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Chickpea exports set to fall on India oversupply

Chickpea exports are likely to continue declining this year as demand from India remains flat on a supply surplus from the importing country, say traders.

 

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The business case for a gender-smart workplace

While rising numbers of women are entering the job market, there is a high turnover of female staff and only a handful of women are crashing through the glass ceiling writes IFC Asia Pacific vice president Karin Finkelston.

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Japan firm to hold global markets seminar in Yangon

Japan's Mizuho Financial Group is to hold a Global Finance Market and Treasury Business Seminar at the Yangon Institute of Economics on March 8 and 10, the group’s chief representative Tetsuro Nonaka has announced.

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Poor rice price sees traders snub China

Association announces new 100,000-tonne rice export deal with African countries as well as a new national plan to tackle industry issues.

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India trade show slated for Yangon

About 100 India-based companies will participate in INDIA Engineering Sourcing Show 2014 held in Tatmadaw Hall in Yangon in mid-March.

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EU and Myanmar get set to ink new int’l arbitration agreement

Negotiations have begun for an EU investor protection agreement with Myanmar that would imbed international arbitration as the preferential dispute mechanism, although observers said such a clause could ultimately be detrimental for the country.

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Pushing legal frontiers

Law firm Baker & McKenzie has big plans in Myanmar, says managing partner Christopher Hughes.

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Booze-makers want strict rules on imports

Plans to liberalise alcohol imports have been met with opposition from local  companies, who claim opening the market would put their businesses at risk.

 

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Salt industry to collapse, experts fear

Myanmar's once-booming salt industry will be wiped out within a couple of years unless it receives aid from the government, experts warn.

 

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