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Microsoft eyes rapid growth in Myanmar

DRIVEN by the need for digital transformation in both public and private sectors in Myanmar, Microsoft Corporation, a US technology giant, is confident of rapid growth in the country, according to Sonia Bashir Kabir, managing director of Microsoft for Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal, Bhutan and Laos. Kabir said in an exclusive interview with The Nation that […]

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Myanmar: Legislature beefs up consumer protections

The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Assembly of the Union) passed amendments to improve consumer rights in the country on Friday. Under the amendments to the 2014 Consumer Protection Law, a consumer protection commission and committee will be formed, said U Swe Tint Kyu, director of the Department of Consumer Affairs. A new commission instead of a central committee […]

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Trade expected to get a boost as second Thai-Myanmar Friendship bridge opens

The second Thailand-Myanmar Friendship Bridge linking Thailand’s Mae Sot district and Myanmar’s border city of Myawaddy on the Thai-Myanmar border has been officially opened to facilitate cross-border transport of goods and people. Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi presided over the opening ceremony held on Tuesday in the middle […]

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Myanmar: Updated National Export Strategy to add new sectors, address constraints

Stakeholders from the public and private sector gathered last Friday to discuss the National Export Strategy (NES) 2020-2025, including actions to take to boost Myanmar’s export sector. The first Stakeholders’ Symposium for updating the NES was aimed at boosting Myanmar’s export performance in the global economy and was attended by Vice President U Myint Swe […]

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