The Myanmar Times
Tuesday, 21 April 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Taking stock of future market potential

The Yangon Stock Exchange is slated to open later this year, but there is much to do until then. Applications for service providers were due on March 6, one step in many that needs to be completed before the exchange can launch.

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Interest welcomed as consultant role draws most applications

Consultancy licences were the hot draw among the four licence classes for service providers on the Yangon Stock Exchange, according to deputy finance minister Dr Maung Maung Thein.

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Budget deficit concerns grow

Concern is growing over a jump in the 2015-16 budget deficit, as lower gas exports and higher expenditures, including a civil servant wage hike, have combined to increase the forecast deficit to above a 5 percent-of-GDP target.

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Yangon jetties open with more in the works

Three new jetties have been completed in Yangon harbour so far in 2015, along a slew of more projects planned.

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Mon State to prevent bird flu outbreak

Poultry farmers in Mon State were called to an urgent meeting on March 6 to discuss measures to prevent the spread of the deadly H5N1 bird flu to the state.

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MPPE pledges crackdown on weak petrol stations

Myanma Petroleum Products Enterprise (MPPE) will take serious actions against private petrol stations with sub-standard quality, according to its managing director U Thant Zin.

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Tougher to impress with CSR

It is becoming more difficult to organise Corporate Social Responsibility projects, according to officials from French energy giant Total.

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Station ads coming

Few people would confuse Yangon’s City Circle train line with Japan’s cutting-edge mass transit system. But a taste of Japan is in store for local train commuters following an agreement between railway authorities and Hello Communications Company.

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Agreement inked on ASEAN single-window

Moving a step closer to economic and trade integration with the region, the government announced yesterday that a new customs system would be introduced toward the end of next year.

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Rubber farms shutter as price stays low

The local rubber industry looks set to miss its export target this year as world prices have taken a tumble since the start of the decade.

 

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