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Gold embroidery industry remains alive in Mandalay
Jan 24, 2019
THE gold embroidery industry is still surviving in the Mandalay Region. Although a traditional and popular craft of Myanmar, gold embroidery is not included in the ‘Ten Flowers’, a metaphoric... 6

Myanmar oil millers body targets FDA certification for 150 mills by 2020
Jan 22, 2019
THE Myanmar Edible Oil Millers Association (MEOMA) will help millers in the entire supply chain get approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), according to the Myanmar Trade Promotion O... 57

Restaurant company expands into Thailand with local cuisine
Jan 19, 2019
Feel International Group, Myanmar’s largest restaurant chain, has plans to expand and introduce Myanmar cuisine to Thai consumers with the opening of a restaurant in Bangkok. “At present m... 65

Complaint lodged against illegal fishing near Taninthayi Coast
Jan 18, 2019
He filed a complaint with the Fisheries Department after making a observation of the areas from 3 to 10 November, collecting information and evidence on the ground. MP U Zaw Hein said during th... 87

Local banks permitted to extend more mortgages
Jan 17, 2019
Local banks have been permitted to allocated 5 percent of their total loan portfolio towards mortgages not exceeding three years, the Central Bank of Myanmar (CBM) said in a statement on Tuesday. ... 95

Fisheries sector upgrades as exports set records
Jan 16, 2019
Myanmar is striving to upgrade its aquaculture sector amid a fall in the prices of fishery products in recent years despite higher export volumes and revenue.... 113

Myanmar Edible Oil Millers Association Calls for Crackdown on Fake Cooking Oil
Jan 15, 2019
Myanmar Edible Oil Millers Association has urged the government to crack down fake cooking oil which is widely distributed in the country’s edible oil market. “Our main challenge is not the raw... 97

56th Gems and Jewelry Expo to be Held in March
Jan 15, 2019
56th Gems and Jewelry expo this year will sell jade, gems and pearls, it will be held at Maniyadanar Jade Hall in Naypyidaw, from March 11 to 20. The organizer of the expo has invited local gems an... 93

Competition among hotel investors heats up in Myeik archipelago
Jan 15, 2019
LOCAL investors say they are worried about the millions of dollars they have already invested in the Myeik archipelago because the regional government is planning to allow new projects within the same... 88

Sino-Myanmar border trade falls by $562 mln in Q1
Jan 14, 2019
THE value of Sino-Myanmar border trade between 1 October and 4 January totalled US$1.24 billion, a decrease of $562.8 million compared with the corresponding period of the previous financial yea... 96

We Need Real Night Markets Like Thailand’s
Jan 11, 2019
Night markets are becoming a new craze in Yangon. “Signature Night Market,” which was held at Yangon’s People Park in December, was so packed full of visitors that all the seats in the dining ar... 137

China must act to stem Myanmar’s runaway meth trade: report
Jan 09, 2019
China should rein in the methamphetamine-producing militias under its influence in eastern Myanmar and stem the flow of precursor chemicals fuelling the multi-billion-dollar drug trade, a report Tuesd... 188

Consumers show strong interest in Myanmar products as import prices rise
Jan 08, 2019
Local producers were given an opportunity to display their ware at the Made in Myanmar trade fair held over the weekend in Kandawgyi Lake, Yangon. The event was held on January 4-6 with the aim of ... 162

Domestic fuel prices continue to slide
Jan 02, 2019
THE price of oil has continued to decline in the domestic market on weak cues from the global oil market, which is bracing for a price slump, and the US dollar’s depreciation against the Kyat, ... 186

UMFCCI to Form an e-Commerce Association
Jan 02, 2019
With the aim of organizing and helping online shops and SMEs, the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry is planning to form an e-commerce association. “Now, we are cond... 163

Warning to New Credit Card Users
Jan 02, 2019
With the increased use of technology in the financial sector in Myanmar, the number of customers who use credit cards serviced by local banks in cooperation with Visa, MasterCard, and Union Pay has su... 180

Bilateral trade with Indonesia up 11.8% in October
Dec 29, 2018
TRADE between Myanmar and Indonesia in October, the first month of the 2018-2019 Fiscal Year, exceeded US$90 million, an increase of $9.6 million, or 11.77 per cent, from the corresponding perio... 198

Prices of pulses up as market directly linked with Indian policy changes, demand: merchants
Dec 25, 2018
AS India is the main buyer of Myanmar pulses and beans, Myanmar growers are affected by any change in Indian policy on import of pulses, said U Min Ko Oo, the secretary of the Myanmar Pulses, Be... 186

Myanmar wins award for research on biomass production
Dec 21, 2018
The Myanmar Aerospace Engineering University was selected among participants from 182 countries as this year’s winner of the Energy Globe Award in Japan. Myanmar’s research presented the concep... 214

Yangon International Gems, Jewellery Fair to be held in Jan
Dec 20, 2018
THE Second Yangon International Gems and Jewellry Fair will take place at the Lotte Hotel in Yangon from 9 to 12 January. “The Gems and Jewellry Entrepreneurs Association is looking to invite ... 222


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