The Myanmar Times
Saturday, 31 January 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Myanma Airways takes new name, plans international flights

State-owned carrier Myanma Airways will re-christen as Myanmar National Airways as it looks to once again take to international skies, officials said on December 10.

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No change to car import policy: Commerce Ministry

The Ministry of Commerce has no plans to red-light private car imports, even as traffic congestion in Yangon worsens by the day.

 

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Myanmar stalls in corruption rankings march

International perceptions of corruption in Myanmar remain unchanged, with an annual report ranking it 156 out of 175 countries surveyed, the same position as last year.

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Ghosts of 2003 crisis haunt banks

A familiar set of problems continue to plague banking landscape, say experts.

 

 

 

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One year on, liquor import policy unchanged

More than one year after customs officers raided drinks importers, the Ministry of Commerce is still mulling over an alcohol importation policy.

 

 

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MOGE starts new gas pipelines to boost Yangon supply

Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE) has started building a 56-kilometre (35-mile) natural gas pipeline in Yangon to feed more gas to the city’s power plants and gas-fired factories, said officials.

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Hlaing Tharyar set to shine after bridge opens

After several years of painful traffic jams, the owners of properties in Hlaing Tharyar, across the Yangon River to the north-west, could be poised to reap higher returns on their investments, say real estate agents.

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Poverty reduction holds back AEC implementation

As the year 2015 approaches, economists and other observers are questioning whether Myanmar and its neighbours are doing enough to put in place the ASEAN Economic Community that next year was meant to bring.

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MOGE to test China oil pipeline soon

The controversial crude oil pipeline linking western Myanmar to the Chinese border could start pumping within weeks, officials disclosed last week. U Wai Oo, a director with Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE), told The Myanmar Times that a test run would be conducted within the next two months.

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MOGE signs four production contracts

Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE) signed four production-sharing contracts (PSC) last week for the development of deep-water exploration and drilling sites.

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