BUSINESS in BURMA THIS WEEK: Maersk makes Burma a port of call; Timber sales rise as logging ban nears; 24 new hotels given licenses; baker & MKenzie open office in Rangoon; and VP warns Burmese firms against falling under foreign control.
For the first time in 45 years, Burma has exported 5000 tonnes of rice to Japan. Japan is also set to begin investing in Burmese processing plants –which are due[…]
Jan 27, 2009 (DVB), A crab exporter from Irrawaddy division’s Bogalay township was arrested yesterday for smuggling heroin aboard a container ship, according to a witness to the arrest. The[…]
Dec 4, 2008 (DVB), Despite claims by ministers that the global economic crisis would not affect Burma, exports of marine products have halved recently and prices have also come down.[…]
Sep 22, 2008 (DVB), Burma is among the countries that have taken action against Chinese-made milk products as the Chinese health ministry announced that nearly 53,000 children had become ill[…]