Govt and army facilities 'fail to pay electric bills'; Rainy season rebranded; Foreigner law hurts property sector; Burma coffee tastes success.
27 The News For 27 March 2017
Internet TV service iflix expands to Burma, garment industry sees revenue boost, and government plans to curb excessive imports.
A survey of 98 companies looks into human rights-related practices in three industries: agricultural products, apparel, and extractives.
Access to capital important in any emerging market, says director
World Bank helps with audit of state-owned banks, Coffee Genius launches Shan State plantation tours and cruise specialist expands to Burma.
Lack of clarity in Burma’s laws and poor infrastructure are affecting investors’ confidence, say local and international business leaders.
PTTEP, the only upstream petroleum company listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand, secures a partner with which to invest in the MD-7 project.
Western oil producers likely to divest from Asia; Wa tin exports down; new committee assigned to Dawei SEZ; Inle Lake Resort earns sustainability certificate.
Deal will provide one-stop solution supplying the hospitality and food industry.
FPT's data center facilities will help upgrade public finance system.
At 902,500 kyats per tical, the local gold price is the highest ever on record and upward trend is likely to continue.
Phandeeyar promotes Burma tech startups, Japan firm sells agricultural machinery in Thilawa, and Chinese Chamber of Commerce opens in Naypyidaw.
Rangoon’s Thilawa Special Economic Zone management committee says they expect to complete Zone B in mid-2018.
Beer, chili, and heavy machinery: Kirin plans purchase of Mandalay beer, Arakan State sends chili to Sri Lanka, and Kubota opens a facility in Thilawa.
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Mong Hsu Polling Stations Relocated for By-Election
Army Chief: Tatmadaw Will Prevent Political Intervention on Rohingyas’ Behalf
At Least 15 Injured in Letpadaung Clash
Rangoon Chief Minister Defends Budget Allocations