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Nov 19, 2019
French star spurs on aspiring women actresses at Yangon film festival
MEDIA
YANGON — Award-winning French actress Isabelle Huppert urged Myanmar women wanting to make it in the world of cinema to go for it, as she added star power to Yangon's MEMORY! film festival. The G...
Nov 15, 2019
‘Mudra’s Calling’ features in prestigious China film festival
MEDIA
DIRECTOR Christina Kyi’s Mudra’s Calling has been selected by the China Film Association to be screened at the 28th Golden Rooster and Hundred Flowers Film Festival from 19 to 23 November in ...
Nov 13, 2019
Tokyo International Film Festival Reveals Diverse Lineup of Award Winners, Including Iranian Director Reza Jamali's "Old Men Never Die"
MEDIA
During the 32nd Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) Award Ceremony on November 5, Director Reza Jamali won the Spirit of Asia Award by the Japan Foundation Asia Center for his film "Old Men Never...
Nov 11, 2019
Yangon to Celebrate Sister City Event with Light Festival
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Yangon, Myanmar’s largest city and former capital, will celebrate a Yangon-Fukuoka sister city event with a light festival. The light festival will feature decorative lighting and Fukuoka’s foo...
Nov 07, 2019
Music App ‘Tay Than Thar’ Debuts
MEDIA
Myanmar telecom operator MPT, and East Boy Co., Ltd debuted music app Tay Than Thar, which will bring popular music songs to listeners. The app will offer exclusive songs, which are not available o...
Oct 30, 2019
Korea’s NALBAL takes documentary film in Nay Pyi Taw Union Territory
MEDIA
FILM production NALBAL based in Seoul, the Republic of Korea, took a documentary film in Nay Pyi Taw Union Territory from 26 to 28 October. The NALBAL shot the project of agricultural course an...
Oct 19, 2019
Artist Ko Maung Kyaw Than’s latest offering lights up KaLaSa Art Space
MEDIA
VETERAN artist Ko Maung Kyaw Than launched his 8th solo show featuring a collection of over 30 landscape paintings from the regions and states today at the KaLaSa Art Space in downtown Yangon....
Oct 19, 2019
‘The Only Mom’ wins six Asian Academy Creative Awards
MEDIA
LAIK Pyar San Eain, also known as ‘The Only Mom’, won 6 out of 10 category awards for Myanmar at the ASIAN Academy Creative Awards 2019 held in Singapore. Produced by Brave Empire Entertain...
Oct 19, 2019
Finland tour film crew documents Myanmar cotton industry
MEDIA
THE Alternative Tourist documentary team from Warner Bros, Finland, filmed various locations in Mandalay yesterday including weaving houses applying natural dye to fabrics, construction of hand ...
Oct 19, 2019
JPN TV channel films Ayeyawady River’s beauty, endangered dolphins
MEDIA
A FILM crew from Japan’s NTV Channel, led by Director Mr Daichi Kitami, filmed the natural scenery along the Ayeyawady River near Myaysun Village, Madaya Township, yesterday. The film crew als...
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Nov 26, 2019
Average inflation rate continues to rise
BUSINESS
The average inflation rate increased by over six to eight per cent for 12 consecutive months in 2018-19 fiscal year, according to figures from the Ministry of Planning and Finance. The average in...
Nov 25, 2019
FDI at production sector exceeds $ 11.5 bln
BUSINESS
Over 30 years, the inflow of foreign investments into the production sector has exceeded 11.5 billion US dollars. Myanmar has reformed its policies in order to attract more new foreign investments, a...
Nov 23, 2019
SME Bank to Provide Unsecured Loans to SMEs
BUSINESS
Myo Sandar/Myanmar Business TodayIn a move to assist SMEs and contribute to the country’ economic development, the SME Development Bank is set to offer cash flow budget (CFB) loans requiring no coll...
Nov 23, 2019
Rakhine’s first coconut processing factory to open in Manaung
BUSINESS
The first coconut processing factory, to produce six kinds of finished products, for Rakhine State will be opened in Manaung soon. “It will be a good opportunity for Manaung as it can create abo...
Nov 20, 2019
Lottery ticket price increases due to other expenses: sale agents
BUSINESS
Lottery tickets prices are increased due to other expenses, according to lottery ticket sale agents. “We bought them from big lottery shops with the price of Ks1,097 per ticket. But we have to m...
Nov 20, 2019
Nay Pyi Taw authority to sell cheap land to boost population
BUSINESS
YANGON — Nay Pyi Taw Development Committee says it will sell nearly 200 empty plots in Nay Pyi Taw to the public at a reduced price in an effort to encourage people to live in the country’s capita...
Nov 18, 2019
Indian onion export ban good news for Myanmar
BUSINESS
In the wake of the overheated onion market triggered by an Indian export ban, the import of onion from Myanmar has risen significantly with 11,732 tonnes entering the country through Teknaf in Novembe...
Nov 18, 2019
Trade routes in Shan cut off again by clashes
BUSINESS
Recent clashes near trade routes in northern Shan State have brought land transportation to a halt, truck drivers have told Myanmar Times. Attacks by Ta’ang National Liberation Army near Kutkai a...
Nov 15, 2019
Fear stoked by Chinese-funded port and SEZ in Myanmar's Rakhine
BUSINESS
Aung Gyi is forced to fish covertly under the shroud of night in western Myanmar waters as China bids to transform the strategically key region into a shipping and industrial hub, squeezing out local...
Nov 15, 2019
Yoma to acquire an additional stake in Wave Money
BUSINESS
Yoma Strategic Holdings (YSH) has agreed to acquire an additional 10 per cent stake in Digital Money Myanmar (Wave Money) from Yangon-listed First Myanmar Investment (FMI) for $6 million, Dealstreeta...
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Dec 06, 2019

Six bullet proof Land Cruisers to be bought for VIPs
GENERAL
President Win Myint requested the Union Parliament for funds to buy six bullet-proof Land Cruisers to be used by Heads of State, senior state-level office bearers and foreign dignitaries during their...
Dec 06, 2019

Traditional farmhouses in arid region selected for WMW
GENERAL
MANDALAY- Traditional farm houses made of teak in arid region have been selected for the World Monuments Watch list (WMW)-2020, according to sources. The World Monuments Fund (WMF) based in New Yo...
Dec 06, 2019

Eight Myanmar children to receive free treatment in Kunming
GENERAL
Eight Myanmar children suffering from congenital heart disease will receive free treatment in Kunming, capital of southwest China's Yunnan Province, Xinhua reported. They have arrived at Fuwai Yun...
Dec 04, 2019

Loss-making Democracy Today stops publication
GENERAL
Democracy Today, a local daily newspaper, issued a statement yesterday, saying that it has suspended its circulation for unlimited days due to huge losses. Hlaing Bwar, Deputy Chief Editor of the ...
Dec 04, 2019

Shoe factory workers camp protest for labour rights
GENERAL
YANGON- Over 1,300 workers from New Way Shoe Factory at No.4 Industrial Zone in Hlaingthayar Township, Yangon Region, demanded to their labour rights by starting a protest camp in front of the factor...
Dec 04, 2019

Tamu MP’s home attacked by a grenade, fails to explode
GENERAL
The home of MP Maung Maung Latt in Tamu, Sagaing Region was attacked by an anonymous person with a hand grenade on December 3 but no explosion occurred, sources said. “When I heard a motorcycle ...
Dec 04, 2019

Yangon University ranks 7221 amongst global peers
GENERAL
Yangon University stands at 7221 in the rankings of global universities, said Union Minister for Education Dr Myo Thein Gyi. The minister disclosed the information during the 100th anniversary of...
Dec 04, 2019

Police detains a couple for stealing money from ATM
GENERAL
Mandalay – Police detained a deputy manager from a branch of KBZ bank and her spouse for stealing money from an ATM on December 29, announced Mandalay Region police force. The customers thought ...
Dec 04, 2019

Employment increases for disabled people in Myanmar
GENERAL
Today, December 3, marks the annual International Day of Disabled Persons, an initiative started by the United Nations since 1992 to promote awareness of persons with disabilities. The theme for t...
Dec 04, 2019

Dengue death toll reaches 123 over 11 months
GENERAL
The death toll of Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever (DHF) has surged to 123 across Myanmar in 11 months, said figures released by the Ministry of Health and Sport, according to a Xinhua report. The Public...
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