The Myanmar Times
Friday, 25 July 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Onshore production sharing deals set to be inked this month

Production sharing contracts for onshore blocks will be signed this month after a half-year delay, according to Ministry of Energy officials.

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Sand dredgers grit teeth over tax grabs

Businesspeople in the sand trade complain they are being double taxed followed the introduction of a tax on dredging rivers in April this year.

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Business hub sets up shop in Dagon

The York Center office building on Yangon’s Yaw Min Gyi Street aims to open its door this month, offering minimum six-month leases to firms looking for office space.

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Bloom gone from flower farms

A land dispute has turned off the irrigation taps and hurt crop yields in Mandalay Region’s Kan Kyi Kome, according to area farmers.

 

 

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Rubber growth bounce leads to smuggling rise

Recent increases in rubber production are not reflected in export statistics, leading officials to conclude that illegal exports are on the rise.

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Proximity bags a green energy prize

Myanmar's Proximity Designs won an Ashden Award from the United Kingdom-based organisation for its work in green energy.

 

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Pepsi to use Shan State spuds in its Thai chips

Thai consumers munching on Lay’s and Doritos-brand chips could soon be eating Myanmar-grown potatoes, as Pepsi plans to buy thousands of tonnes of potatoes from Upper Myanmar.

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Ministry restarts mobile enforcement teams

Mobile enforcement teams will restart their investigations into illegal trade at Yangon’s busiest port terminals after the process slowed in January, according to government officials.

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US commerce head touts stronger ties

American officials open a Yangon commercial services office amid claims of improved relations, though some say US firms are holding back

 

 

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MPT partnership talks drag on with foreign firm

Talks between Myanma Posts and Telecommunications (MPT) and Japan’s KDDI continue despite passing an internal deadline, according to insiders.

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