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Myanmar: Emirates faces challenges to Myanmar collaboration

Myanmar: Emirates faces challenges to Myanmar collaboration Thursday, 28 July 2016 – Emirates airlines is eager to work with local carriers and travel agents when it starts Myanmar operations in August. There are regulatory and technical hurdles to commercial cooperation, but also signs some barriers will be broken down. The gulf carrier is scheduled to […]

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Myanmar: Govt drafts labour law for foreign workers

Myanmar: Govt drafts labour law for foreign workers Wednesday, 27 July 2016 – The government is drafting a foreign labour law to govern the growing number of international workers seeking opportunity in Myanmar, parliament heard yesterday. U Thein Swe, the minister of labour, immigration and population, said the law will include rules for foreign workers […]

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Myanmar: Tax receipts fail to meet target

Myanmar: Tax receipts fail to meet target Wednesday, 27 July 2016 – Tax receipts in the second half of last financial year fell below the government’s target, parliament heard on July 25. Fresh back from recess, Pyithu Hluttaw will be concentrating on budget-related matters as it enters its second session. The government has said it […]

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Myanmar: Yangon to develop river transport express system

Myanmar: Yangon to develop river transport express system Tuesday, 26 July 2016 – The Yangon Region government is planning to build a river express system for passengers – part of fundamental transport reforms that government officials hope will bring a new wave of industrial goods and commuters onto the country’s waterways. Myanmar is unique in […]

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Myanmar: Rice price rises in Nay Pyi Taw

Myanmar: Rice price rises in Nay Pyi Taw Tuesday, 26 July 2016 – To the surprise of industry insiders, the price of rice in Nay Pyi Taw continues to rise. As of the last week of July, the price of one popular brand had reached almost K850,000 per 100 tins (each tin holds 9 gallons), […]

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Myanmar: Economic policy due soon: ministry

Myanmar: Economic policy due soon: ministry Monday, 25 July 2016 – The Ministry of Planning and Finance is putting the finishing touches to its economic policy, which will be published “soon”, permanent secretary U Tun Tun Naing told The Myanmar Times. He said he has submitted a draft to planning and finance minister U Kyaw […]

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