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Month: November 2018

Investment Ministry Foreign Economic Relations

New investment ministry should be ‘substance over spin’

Single-window system, better administration measures, improved intra-ministerial management, appropriate regulations, and laws: these are some of the key points the Ministry for Investment and Foreign Economic Relations will be focusing on. Formed in October 2018, the new Ministry will be taking over two existing departments – the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA) and …

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Myanmar’s Power Distribution and Supply: Can It Power Up?

Myanmar wants to turn the lights on for everybody. Just after winning the 2015 election, its ruling National League for Democracy party made a commitment to power access for the entire population. While the statement was brief, Myanmar’s power problem is vast, complex and, most importantly, expensive. The Myanmar government aims for total power coverage …

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Myanmar Foreign Investment

Foreign investment reaches to US$6,119 M in 2017-18 FY

In fiscal year 2017-18, foreign direct investment reached over US$6,119 million, with most of the investment flowing into these top three sectors: Industrial, Housing and Services. According to the Myanmar Investment Commission, a total of 28 countries are investing in Myanmar, with Singapore topping the list (US$2,263 million in 44 businesses), followed by China (US$1,397 …

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Invest Myanmar Summit 2019 Investment

Invest Myanmar Summit 2019 Investment Workshops – Passion and Opportunity

One of the key features of the 2019 Myanmar Investment Summit is the direct participation of States and Regions.  The Summit will showcase at least eight states and regions who will be actively engaging with investors to attract investments into their region. One of our advisory team members, Thiri Thant Mon of Sandanila Investments, conducted …

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Singapore Myanmar Investment

More Singapore firms planning to invest in Myanmar in next two years

According to the survey performed by the Singapore Business Federation, more than 1,000 Singaporean companies have indicated their plans to invest in Myanmar over the next two years. The survey stated that the availability of favourable and transparent foreign investment regulations and skilled labour were among the top reasons for their interest to invest in …

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Shan State Agriculture

Shan State: A future agricultural powerhouse

Shan State is the largest of Myanmar’s states and regions by area, comprising 23 percent of the country’s landmass, with a population of almost 6 million people. Its major industries include agriculture and agro-based processing, trading and logistics, minerals and mining, and hotels and tourism. In the agriculture sector, rice is the major product, followed …

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Shan State Myanmar Coffee

Shan State Coffee Producer Wins ASEAN Business Award

Genious Shan Highlands Coffee won the prestigious ASEAN Business Award in the Sustainable Social Enterprise category. Founded in 2012, the company began processing and roasting coffee beans in the Ywar Ngan Township, rapidly gaining recognition for their quality. Genious Shan Highlands currently exports its products to various international markets such as the US, Taiwan, Korea, …

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Hong Kong Investors eye Myanmar

“Hong Kong is the 4th largest investor and major trading partner of Myanmar” – U Thaung Tun. With the Myanmar Government confirming visa exemptions for Hong Kong passport holders and improving on current Myanmar’s investment regulations, the two countries are working towards the next step in welcoming Hong Kong investors. Read more here. Photo by Pauline …

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