Saturday, April 30, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Car dealers push for delay to left-hand-drive imports

Car importers are asking the government to hold off on a rule change that would limit imports to only left-hand-drive vehicles in less than 90 days.

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Ozone-harming substance imports to drop

Myanmar is planning to limit imports Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFC), a substance harmful to the ozone layer, to members of an organisation still being formed.

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ASEAN mulls the Silk Road

China made its pitch to ASEAN members to promote its Maritime Silk Road plans at the 12th China-ASEAN Expo in Nanning, China, beginning on September 18.

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Sweet plans for future of Shan honey

Honey may soon join wine and coffee as among Shan State’s best-known local commodities, as production grows.

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Canon pardons copycats after public apology

Japanese electronics giant Canon has agreed to drop a case against four Myanmar sellers of imitation ink cartridges, following a public apology.

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World Bank approves $400m electrification loan

The World Bank approved a US$400 million interest-free loan to provide financing and technical assistance to help bring electricity to more than 6.2 million people in Myanmar, the bank announced yesterday.

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Clean-up of company registry to make tax collection easier

An ongoing clean-up of the company registry will make it easier for tax collectors, as it will allow them to more accurately keep track of which companies have paid their taxes.

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Power shortages to persist as government works toward universal electrification goal

The electricity shortage is likely to persist for years to come, though the government is still working toward a goal of 100 percent electrification by 2030.

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Rice exports resume though annual target likely to be missed

Rice exports resumed yesterday after a month-and-a-half halt due to flooding.

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Officials seek to calm investor concerns at conference

Foreign investors may be wary ahead of the November 8 vote, but senior government officials insist it will have minimal impact on business and insist the long term is bright.

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