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Local grapes cannot compete against imported varieties
Apr 20, 2017
Local grapes are offered at a reduced price compared to those imported from China and Thailand in the market. Prices for locally produced grapes declined by about one third against the foreign ... 107

5,000 tonnes of grapes to be purchased for new winery
Apr 12, 2017
Five thousand tonnes of grapes will be bought at the end of April for a wine factory which will be opened in Nay Pyi Taw, said Ko Hlaing Hlaing Tun, the vineyard owner from Yamethin Township, Ma... 274

Finance Ministry Eases Capital Funding Rule for Foreign Insurers
Apr 06, 2017
The government has relaxed a rule dic­tating the amount of capital a foreign insur­ance firm must have in order to operate in Myan­mar. Firms operating here will still need to have $1 billion in c... 187

King Thibaw mausoleum planned in Mandalay
Apr 03, 2017
A mausoleum for Myanmar’s last monarch of the Konbaung dynasty King Thibaw is being planned at the Mandalay Palace, a descendant of the late king said.... 150

Government will provide loans in 2017 to develop the SMEs
Feb 27, 2017
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will provide Ks 15 billion loan through the government to develop small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in 2017, according to Directorate of Industria... 275

70th Union Day celebrated in Panglong
Feb 13, 2017
A ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary of Union Day was held in Panglong, Shan State, yesterday with an opening speech by State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.... 266

Lump sum rent a growing problem for tenants
Feb 06, 2017
As rents in the commercial capital rise, the longstanding arrangement of paying six months’ or even a year’s rent upfront is increasingly a burden to Yangon’s residential and bus... 222

Two suspects in murder case released
Jan 18, 2017
Two suspects under investigation for the murder of a Monywa-based journalist were released from police custody yesterday.... 245

Eleven Media case continues as another local paper sued for defamation
Jan 17, 2017
Despite the apology and retraction issued by Eleven Media Group, Yangon Region government will not withdraw its action for defamation against the group’s CEO, U Than Htut Aung, Tarm... 349

New day dawns for Yangon bus system
Jan 16, 2017
Today it begins – Yangon’s brand new experiment in public transport. In a major step toward reducing consumer chaos and hazardous competition among private bus lines, the number of rou... 365

President attends Naga traditional New Year festival
Jan 16, 2017
The Naga Traditional New Year festival kicked off in Lahe, Sagaing Region yesterday, with President U Htin Kyaw and wife Daw Su Su Lwin in attendance.... 301

‘Smart’ ID pilot project rolls out in 4 test areas
Jan 13, 2017
A Pilot project to be launched in some states and regions will be another step toward replacing paper ID documents with an electronic card, officials say. U Myint Kyaing, permanent secretary of th... 370

The NLD should start 2017 by scrapping the Myitsone dam
Jan 03, 2017
The arguments against the Myitsone Dam project are pervasive and convincing. Decision-makers in Myanmar should scrap the project as their first action in 2017.... 279

Hoisting of flag in commemoration of Kayin National New Year
Dec 30, 2016
The Kayin national flag and the flag of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar were hoisted yesterday in commemoration of 2756 Kayin Era, Kayin National New Year, Sports Competitions and entertain... 327

ASOCIO ICT Summit 2016 to be held in Myanmar
Nov 05, 2016
The 42nd Asian Oceania Computing Industry Organization (ASOCIO) ICT Summit 2016 is scheduled to be held on 15-16th November in the Novotel Hotel.... 345

7th Asian Senior Chess Championship Tournament opens in Mandalay
Oct 31, 2016
The opening ceremony of the 7th Asian Seniors Chess Championship tournament, jointly organised by the Asian Chess Federation and the Myanmar Chess Federation, was held in Hazel Hall on 53rd Stre... 253

Bikers convene in Mandalay to show off their rides
Oct 24, 2016
Cruishers, choppers, racers, penny-farthings. Street bikes, road bikes, dirt bikes, and would it be cheating if we snuck in an electric bike? Hundreds of velocipedes of every description were on show ... 266

Myanmar needs real estate services law: property agents
Oct 24, 2016
A NEW LAW regulating real estateservices is needed in Myanmarto raise public confidence inthe country’s burgeoning propertyindustry as well as to promoteinvestment from both home andabroad, acco... 246

State Counsellor arrives in Goa
Oct 17, 2016
At the invitation of Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi of India, State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi left Yangon for Goa, India, to attend BIMSTEC Retreat and BRICS and BIMSTEC Leaders’ Outrea... 245

Myanmar-Thailand border trade reached almost $500 million in first five months
Sep 12, 2016
TRADING between Myanmar and Thailand via border trade camps was worth nearly US$500 million over the past five months, according to the Department of Trade.... 3193

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