The Myanmar Times
Friday, 25 April 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Traffic hits bottom line for dance troupes

The curse of traffic congestion is hurting a number of dragon dance troupes as Chinese New Year approaches.



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MCDC to prosecute illegal waste dumpers

Mandalay’s great clean-up has begun. More than 90 factories around the city that produce liquid waste have been told the government is ready to take action against them unless they clean up their act.

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No loans for farmers with debts: minister

Farmers who owe debts to the Myanmar Agricultural Development Bank or specialist rice companies will be ineligible for long-term loans the government plans to make available, the Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation said last month.

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Lawyers disect ‘foreigner friendly’ FIL rules

A window of opportunity has been created by the enactment of the Foreign Investment Law and, on January 31, the rules determining investments, a foreign law firm working in Myanmar said last week.

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Chickpea stands out in B&P crops

Chickpea is unusual among Myanmar’s beans and pulses crops because a fair portion of the crop is consumed locally, where most of the rest are grown for export purposes.

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Ministry releases new investment rules

Clarification of the rules governing the newly enacted Foreign Investment Law in Myanmar was issued by the Ministry of National Planning and Economic Development on January 31.

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Debate surrounds possible national minerals exchange

Myanmar is seeking to open a domestic exchange for its minerals, chiefly gold, the chairman of the country’s only gold specific public company said recently.

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Myanmar Gem Enterprise calls for U Tay Za to stay on

Don’t quit. That’s the message from senior members of Myanmar Gems Enterprise (MGE) to their chairman, U Tay Za, who has reportedly been trying to resign since he was involved in a helicopter crash two years ago.

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New car trading site launched

Car enthusiasts have been gifted another forum to buy, trade and discuss vehicles with the launch last week of MMautotrader.com by Kaus Media Group.

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Central Bank prepares for independence

Central Bank of Myanmar deputy director general U Thein Zaw (on behalf of Governor U Than Nyein) spoke with The Myanmar Times following the submission of a draft Central Bank Law to the Pyithu Hluttaw by the Minister for Finance and Revenue on January 30.

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