The Myanmar Times
Friday, 29 May 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Carlsberg puts on a Bago show

“PROBABLY a big day in Myanmar,” read the hop-shaped banners strung from telegraph poles along the road through Nyaung Inn Village Industrial Zone in Bago Region.

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Ocean fisheries to be closed on June 1 for three months

OCEAN fishing will be suspended from June 1 to the end of August to allow depleted fish stocks time to recover, according to a statement from the Ministry of Livestock, Fisheries and Rural Development.

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Coal power continues over local objections

Analysis: The Ministry of Electric Power plans to move forward with several coal-fired power plant projects despite the opposition of some civil society groups.

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DICA calls for more local feedback on draft investment law

The Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA) has called for more local discussion of the draft version of Myanmar’s new investment law.

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Gems lab angles for global recognition

A privately owned gems laboratory equipped with the latest technology opened its doors yesterday, but it will take time for the industry to receive international recognition, insiders say.

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Border rice trade to survive bilateral move to legalise trade with China

The launch of a legal rice trade between Myanmar and China will not immediately harm unofficial border trade, according to Myanmar Rice Federation (MRF) general secretary U Ye Min Aung.

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No wine imports yet, months after a legal route announced

Wine suppliers have yet to apply for licences for legal imports due to difficulties in the process, according to industry sources.

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Roc Oil backs out of last unsigned block

Australia's Roc Oil has withdrawn from the group which won the rights to shallow-water block M-7 last year, leaving its partners to discuss the block’s future, according to government officials.

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HSBC should not delay in making a return to Hong Kong

Current HSBC chair Douglas Flint now thinks returning to Hong Kong “would be potentially interesting”. The only real question is, what is Mr Flint waiting for?

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Chief minister says Kayin State ready to move ahead

Kayin State’s economy is ready to take off after decades of instability and isolation, with hopes resting on development of infrastructure leading to closer integration with Thailand and the Mekong sub-region, according to the state’s chief minister.

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