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Neglecting Myanmar’s biodiversity means cost and conflict for businesses

Myanmar’s private sector needs to identify the impact of their businesses on biodiversity and ecosystems early on to avoid cost and conflict, a recent report states. Yangon-based Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB) recently published a briefing paper on biodiversity, human rights and business, advising stakeholders on how some types of investment can negatively affect […]

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Myanmar’s poorest state beckons investors

CHIN state’s underdeveloped infrastructure presents great opportunities for domestic and foreign investors if they do their homework, says a report that looks into business prospects in Myanmar’s poorest region. Min Zaw Oo, director of Chin State at the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration, said investors should not hesitate to invest in Chin state where […]

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Myanmar awaits validation for extractive industries

As Myanmar awaits its validation result of Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), the government has been criticised for not making progress in reforming the industries and state-owned enterprises. Myanmar became an EITI member country in 2013 and is now going through its first round of validation process against the EITI Standard 2016, the objectives are […]

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