The Myanmar Times
Saturday, 20 September 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Between miracle and myth

Following his “flipping the switch” on politics, Myanmar’s reformist President Thein Sein has embraced donors on an agenda of establishing good governance and economic liberalisation.

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‘No need to worry’ about customs window

A single-window system is coming to Myanmar’s customs procedures by next year, according to Daw Soe Soe Lwin, assistant director of the Customs Department.

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Air Bagan settles crash as U Tay Za mulls its future

Air Bagan has settled with two American citizens injured in the 2012 crash at Heho airport, in what the Americans’ legal counsel claims may be the largest settlement ever in Myanmar.

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Economic needs on ASEAN agenda

Myanmar's future economic needs will be discussed at the meeting of ASEAN economics ministers later this month, said U Tint Swai, chief executive officer of the ASEAN Business Council.

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Zawtika gas exports to Thailand start flowing

Natural gas is now being exported from the Zawtika offshore site to Thailand, company officials said on August 5.

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Landowners join rural exodus

Big cities entice small and medium-scale farm owners to sell their land and follow labourers in pursuit of higher incomes.

 

 

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Campaign aims to snare tax dodgers

Tax dodgers are being warned that authorities will begin a crackdown later this month.

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Competition grounds ANA, Asian Wings deal

A planned partnership between All Nippon Airways and a private Myanmar airline, Asian Wings, has been cancelled because of concerns over the viability of the project, the two sides announced on July 30.

 

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Foreign fuel tender to come in October

Foreign firms will be likely be invited to compete to form a joint venture to distribute fuel in October, said Myanma Petroleum Products Enterprise (MPPE) director U Myint Zaw.

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Trade finance plans stalled

CB Bank is keen to start a program where the Asian Development Bank (ADB) guarantees some of its trade finance lending, but is still waiting for higher-level approval, said CB managing director U Pe Myint.

 

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