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Workers hit hard times after Danyingone brick factory closes
Nov 19, 2017
Worker families living in the compound of Danyingone brick factory are facing difficulties as authorities started demolishing the factory on November 18. Factory workers opposed the demolition of the... 28

A year after night market opens, police still struggling to move vendors off the streets
Nov 17, 2017
Yangon police and city administrators began forcibly moving street stalls from Shwebontha Road in Pabedan Township to the official night market on Strand Road on Wednesday. The move comes almost exact... 68

Underpricing worries farmers
Nov 17, 2017
Sugarcane farmers say they are worried about millers trying to pay less than the pre-negotiated prices for their products. The farmers have asked MPs to intervene after rumours surfaced that some mil... 43

Massive Kachin jade stone valued at over K10 billion
Nov 16, 2017
A 300-ton jade stone discovered over a year ago in Hpakant, Kachin State, has finally been valued at over K10 billion (US$7,320,000). The stone will be cut into several pieces before it is sold. It... 77

At least 20 illegal wildlife trade markets to be shut down in Golden Triangle region
Nov 14, 2017
The government will shut down at least 20 illegal wildlife markets, shops and restaurants in Golden Triangle region by 2020 with the cooperation of the Wildlife conservation groups, according to... 76

Yangon taxis needed to register
Nov 14, 2017
Yangon licensed taxis are needed to register as City Taxi by the end of December, said Dr. Maung Aung, the secretary of Yangon Region Transport Authority. There are more than 60,000 Yangon licen... 73

Increased demand from China raises watermelon prices
Nov 13, 2017
The combination of a high-quality watermelon crop and increased demand from China has raised prices for watermelons above those in October at the fruit wholesale market in Muse 105-mile trading camp. ... 77

Vehicle Registration Is Now Available Online
Nov 11, 2017
Yangon — The Road Transport Ad­ministration De­partment (RTAD) has introduced an online en­rollment system for citi­zens to renew their vehi­cle registration. The new website is which is www. r... 170

Myanmar Ready To Meet International Gold Standards
Nov 11, 2017
In an effort to modern­ize the gold trade, the Myanmar Gold En­trepreneurs Association (MGEA) will submit a proposal three ministries to change Myanmar’s traditional unit of meas­urement to inter... 102

Akio Fujimoto's "Passage of Life" Wins "The Spirit of Asia Award by The Japan Foundation Asia Center" at 30th Tokyo International Film Festival
Nov 10, 2017
At the 30th Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) Closing Ceremony on November 3, "Passage of Life," directed by Akio Fujimoto, won the Spirit of Asia Award by the Japan Foundation Asia C... 137

Wheel Tax to Raise for Non-Yangon License Vehicles
Nov 09, 2017
Wheel tax for ve­hicles not li­censed for Yan­gon, that run on public roads in Yangon is set to raise, U Phyo Min Thein, Chief Minister of Yangon Region, said. This tax in­crease was discussed at ... 120

Plots in Nay Pyi Taw SME zone go on sale
Nov 09, 2017
Land plots in Dhakhinathiri Small and Medium Scale Industrial Zone in Nay Pyi Taw can be bought, the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA) has announced. According to the ann... 105

MPU to implement ATM cash transfer by early 2018
Nov 08, 2017
According to Myanmar Payment Union (MPU), card holders will soon be able to transfer money to each other through any ATMs regardless of bank it belongs to. MPU officials claimed that the service wi... 105

Dow to apply Thai experience in its Myanmar operations
Nov 07, 2017
AS Dow Water & Process Solutions brings its international water treatment solutions to Myanmar, the firm plans to leverage its experience working with partners in Thailand over many years and apply it... 98

FDA refuses approval to sell baby food online
Nov 06, 2017
The Myanmar Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) has not approved the sale of baby food online. Although some baby formula and food selling is now selling online, it does not have FDA approval.... 89

Kyaukphyu soft-shell crab industry faces suspension
Nov 03, 2017
Due to a shortage of soft-shell crabs, the industry faces suspension in Kyaukphyu Township in Rakhine State. Soft-shell crabs are in high demand and fishermen catch young crabs for the market. A s... 103

1% Tax On Jewelry Purchases Reaches More Than K2.6 Billion
Nov 01, 2017
A one percent commer­cial tax on jewelry pur­chases — which started on June 1 of this year — has reached approximate­ly K2.62 billion in four months. Jewerly sellers income tax reached K209 mil... 120

Heineken upbeat on future of Myanmar brewery
Oct 31, 2017
Though Myanmar’s beer consumption is low at 6 litres per capita on a yearly basis, Heineken Myanmar sees it as a good opportunity for its expansion in Myanmar, according to managing director René S... 122

Huawei Myanmar present CSR report, holds award ceremony
Oct 31, 2017
Myanmar’s branch of the global ICT giant Huawei held an event on 28th October to announce its 2016-2017 CSR report and a scholarship awarding ceremony to 50 recipients. The event, attended by hig... 121

Consumer Affairs Department seeks advice on service charges
Oct 30, 2017
The Consumer Affairs Department has conducted a survey about the service charges collected by restaurants and will release its analysis of survey results, said Swe Tint Kyuu, the director of Consumer ... 126

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