The Myanmar Times
Thursday, 23 October 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Thai firm wins paper mill tender

A Thai company has won a tender to produce paper in Myanmar, with the prospect of more employment for local bamboo farmers who will supply it.

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Taking stock: Norway assists fish survey

Scienists from Norway are to help update research on the volume and type of fish stocks in Myanmar’s home waters.

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Bring in the lawyers

Since the lifting of US sanctions and the rolling out of a framework for a civilian government in 2010, the speed of legal reform in Myanmar has been blinding. 

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World Bank warns of high inflation

The World Bank has warned authorities should keep a close eye on consumer prices after official data pointed to recent inflation growing to over 7 percent.

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Investors avoiding fisheries

Foreign investors are staying away from Myanmar’s fisheries industry due to a lack of infrastructure and the prospect of prolonged returns, experts said.

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New auto restrictions may have little impact on quality of imports

Officials are concerned new rules aimed at deterring importers from bringing in old vehicles will do little to resolve traffic safety issues.

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Daiwa urges upgrades ahead of bourse launch

The domestic banking sector needs an upgrade including a code of conduct, experts say, as Myanmar prepares to launch its stock exchange market.

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Manufacturing funds to double

Foreign investment into the manufacturing sector this year has already more than doubled all of last year, said director general U Aung Naing Oo of DICA, the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration.

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Superstars of FDI

In Myanmar, a few local companies have had a significant advantage over their competitors thanks to sanctions.

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Stock standards: papermarkers face international competition

A lack of locally produced high quality paper means printers are heavily dependent on imported stock, dealers say.

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