The Myanmar Times
Saturday, 30 May 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Kissing sleeping beauty: Five drastic proposals for the Companies Act

Much like Sleeping Beauty, the Myanmar Companies Act has been kept in near pristine (some would say dormant) condition ever since the country gained independence in 1948.

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Foreign firm in microfinance joint venture

The subsidiary of Myanmar Investments International Ltd has signed an agreement with a local company to create a microfinance company in Myanmar.

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Australia, Canada stress improved laws to grow trade

Australian and Canadian trade ministers both made their pitch for increased trading ties between their respective countries and Myanmar, claiming an improved local legal environment is important to attracting business.

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Poultry producers flock against chicken importers

Mandalay Region’s poultry trade association is urging restrictions on imported chickens, claiming they could destabilise the local production industry.

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Focus on closing the ASEAN economic gap: minister

Minister of national planning and economic development U Kan Zaw calls for efforts to close the economic gap between different ASEAN countries.

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Experts move against money laundering

The government has formed a committee to combat money laundering in the country, aiming to get off a list of the world’s worst offenders.

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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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