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Dried freshwater shrimps prices rise in local market
May 21, 2018
THE prices of dried freshwater shrimps have been rising in the domestic market, especially in Pyapon Township and the Ayeyawady Region, this fishing season, according to local fishermen. Due to... 47

Jengkol beans see high demand in domestic market
May 21, 2018
JENGKOL beans, also known as Danyinthee in the Myanmar language, are selling well in the domestic market, according to wholesalers in Paung Township, Mon State. Jengkol beans are locally- produ... 44

Exports rise $299mln in current FY, trade deficit up $153mln
May 19, 2018
MYANMAR’s exports reached US$1.4 billion over the 41 days in the current transitional fiscal year, up by $299.4 million over the same period last year, according to the latest weekly trade rep... 75

Bangkok Luxury Property Exhibition to be Hosted in Yangon
May 19, 2018
Partnering with Singapore’s real estate company Dennis Wee Group, Your Property Finder (YPF) is planning to host the fourth Bangkok Luxury Property Exhibition from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for two days, fr... 57

Retail Offerings Call for Repositioning: Colliers International
May 19, 2018
As of Q1 2018, Yangon's total retail stock grew by 16,000 sq m (172,223 sq ft) of leasable area, a 5% increase YOY. This rise in supply was driven by the completion of four new developments, half of w... 56

Starbucks to enter Myanmar market
May 18, 2018
American coffee franchise Starbucks will invest US $ 6 million and 20 outlets, with its first outlet in Yangon according to the press brief held at the Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) on May 15. ... 59

Ooredoo Myanmar and HOG Sign MoU to Support the Development of eSports in Myanmar
May 16, 2018
Ooredoo Myanmar and HOG, the first eSports Center in Myanmar announced their partnership though signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly develop eSports among the youth in Myanmar to rea... 79

New wage formally set
May 16, 2018
The Myanmar government has formally set a new daily minimum wage of 4,800 kyats (3.52 U.S. dollars) for workers for an eight-hour working day irrespective of type and location of work, Xinhua reported... 74

Industry partnership launches 2nd of CCE South East Asia - Thailand 2018 trade show: Four-member group joins forces with the aim to develop the Thai Corrugated Packing Production Industry as the regional hub.
May 16, 2018
BANGKOK, May 16, 2018 -- A group of industry associations and a Thai government body has announced the 2nd edition of the CCE South East Asia - Thailand 2018 trade show, highlighting the Thai Corrugat... 78

Grape prices triple from farm to market
May 15, 2018
The price of grape in the market is three times the amount charged at farms as no direct sales are taking place between cultivators and consumers, according to a report in Myawady Daily recently... 93

Yangon Region gov’t to set up SME data centre to provide loans to 100 entrepreneurs
May 15, 2018
THE Yangon Region government will establish a small and medium enterprises (SME) data centre and provide loans to 100 selected entrepreneurs, said U Myint Thaung, Yangon Region Minister for Plan... 86

Trade dept to upgrade agro export quality with quality certificate
May 15, 2018
In a bid to export Myanmar’s agro products, including rice, various types of pulses and corn to China as quality products, the Trade Department will boost their quality by issuing quality cert... 79

India slaps restrictions on import of pulses
May 15, 2018
The Embassy of India in Yangon on Friday announced important changes for the coming fiscal year to India's trade policy for several varieties of beans, placing restrictions on the import of pigeon p... 72

Massage Parlors in Yangon to be Monitored
May 15, 2018
The Yangon City Development Committee did not grant licenses for any massage parlors such as foot massages and body massages, but these services were allowed by the Ministry of Hotel and Tourism, acco... 67

Myanmar Hills Embrace Silkworms Over Poppies
May 15, 2018
Zhou Xing Ci’s family have farmed poppies for as long as anyone remembers, scraping the flowers’ sticky brown sap to produce opium. Along with many other farmers in the hills of eastern Myanmar, ... 71

Myanmar Court Convicts Farmers of Trespass in ‘Blow’ to Land Rights
May 15, 2018
A Myanmar court has found 33 farmers living next to a large-scale development zone guilty of criminal trespass, a ruling seen by activists as a blow to land rights in a country with a rising demand fo... 68

Lychees earn good income due to high yield in Kayin State
May 15, 2018
LYCHEES cultivated in the villages of Leiktho town in Hpa-an District, Kayin State, have seen a good yield this year. Villagers of Leiktho town in Kayin State mostly cultivate areca nut, banana... 89

Yangon Region Gov’t plans to develop deep seaport project and SEZ project
May 15, 2018
Yangon Region government plans to develop a deep seaport project and a special economic zone project on a 50,000-acre land in Yangon, said Yangon Region Chief Minister Phyo Min Thein. “A jetty ca... 66 to Provide Online Payment and Shopping Services
May 15, 2018 will provide online shopping, payment, and delivery services to those who own a physical shop in order to enable them sell their products online. In order to raise digital competences, Ba... 69

Pigeon peas price surges with India lifting import restriction
May 13, 2018
FOLLOWING the demand for 200,000 tonnes of pigeon peas from India on 11 May, the price of pigeon peas (red grams) surged from Ks385,000 to Ks481,000 on 12 May, up by Ks96,000 per tonne. Yangon ... 92

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