In Kalaw, Shan State, an NLD lawmaker’s innovative idea for helping market vendors observe social distancing guidelines has won admirers in Myanmar and overseas.
Myanmar’s government has tried to help key sectors with loans that are badly hit by COVID-19 but the European Union and World Bank are warning of trouble ahead.
Authorities in Manipur State have closed the Tamu-Moreh border gates indefinitely over coronavirus concerns, significantly hurting India-Myanmar border trade.
Myanmar got its own barcode, the Dawei Special Economic Zone may move ahead, Myanmar’s new online Project Bank went live and Kachin State approved a BRI project.
The Irrawaddy Flotilla Company dominated river trade during the colonial period from its headquarters on Strand Road, which is the Myanma Port Authority building today.
Producers struggle with unsold stocks and garment factories cut their hours as overland trade with China slumps amid the coronavirus outbreak and Chinese New Year.
China’s National People’s Congress will ban all trade and consumption of wild animals in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
Vietnam has partially lifted restrictions on border trade with China to ease the burden on businesses hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak.
Mandalay in central Myanmar and Imphal in northeastern India is due to be connected by a bus service from April after 17 years of planning.
With China’s coronavirus shutdown costing Myanmar $15 million a day, experts and business owners are calling on the government to diversity the country’s trade ties.
The Sedona Hotel Yangon, in cooperation with the US Embassy, is hosting two weeks of buffets showcasing high-quality food and wine from the US.
China and Myanmar capped President Xi Jinping’s two-day visit by signing 33 agreements, including many to advance Beijing’s BRI projects in the country.
The concept of ‘pauk-phaw’ fraternal relations between Myanmar and China is mere diplomatic jargon, but the two countries’ mutual dependence is very real.
Reaching a truce in their trade war, the US and China have signed a deal that will see a rollback of some US tariffs and require China to boost purchases of key products.
The Irrawaddy presents an infographic examining high-level visits to Myanmar by Chinese leaders from 1954 to 2014, and their significance for bilateral relations.