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Myanmar: EU tariffs on rice to have limited impact

Restoring EU tariffs on Indica rice imports from Myanmar will have an impact on the production of only 60,000 to 100,000 tonnes of Indica rice, U Lu Maw Myint Maung, joint secretary of Myanmar Rice Federation, said. Myanmar currently benefits from the EU’s Everything But Arms (EBA) arrangement, part of the bloc’s Generalised Scheme of […]

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Singapore channels private equity into Myanmar growth sectors

Ascent Capital Partners, a Singapore-registered fund manager, has launched a Myanmar-focused private equity fund focusing on companies in the consumer, education, financial services, healthcare and the technology, media and telecommunications sectors in the country. The anchor investors in the Ascent Myanmar Growth Fund I (AMGF) are U Aung Moe Kyaw, founder of Myanmar Distillery Co […]

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Myanmar: Reform of extractive state businesses delayed

The reform of Myanmar’s opaque and powerful state-owned enterprises (SOE) has been delayed for over a year due to sensitivity surrounding the industries. A public debate in Mandalay to reform Myanmar’s state-owned enterprises engaged in the extractive sectors was held under the work programme of Myanmar Extraction Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), according to Department of […]

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