The Myanmar Times
Friday, 01 August 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Asian law firms open offices

Two large foreign law firms officially set up shop in Yangon on June 23, claiming to be driven by growing interest in Myanmar from regional businesses.

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Tech startup stoush goes offline

A founder of MySquar has pulled a provocative blog post from her website detailing her side of a dispute which she claimed saw her forced out as the head of the tech startup last month.

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Big change for foreign lending

An unnamed Myanmar firm has locally registered security on a cross-border loan from an international lender for the first time in the modern era, according to officials from VDB Loi legal and tax advisory, which assisted in the process.

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Large taxpayer list to affect 130 firms

The Large Taxpayer Office (LTO) released the select list of companies which are to change to a self-assessment style of tax payment, Internal Revenue Department director U Zeya Kyi Nyunt said.

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Expat Finance: What you need to know about inheritance tax

Consultant Andrew Wood wades into the murky waters of inheritance tax for expats, explaining how living in a foreign country can affect your estate.

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Opinion: What needs to be done to keep the lights on and power flowing

Nomita Nair on Myanmar's need to address its alarmingly low electification rates with a comprehensive energy policy that balances security of supply, affordability and sustainability.

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Grocery stores on the move upscale

Myanmar burgeoning middle class is driving changes in the way people shop and the products they want, writes Su Phyo Win.

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APR takes up the elephant dance

US firm APR Energy signed an agreement with the Myanmar government in 2013 to implement a power project. Senior business reporter Aung Shin takes a closer look at the deal.


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Stock market to arrive on time, like a Tokyo bus

The Yangon stock exchange will benefit from extensive Japanese support to meet a targeted October 2015 launch, said Daiwa Securities director Shinsuke Goto.

 

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Foreign banks may set up shop this year

Officials aim for foreign banks to be introduced as early as this year, though questions still surround the process that could see up to 10 international banks licensed in Myanmar.

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