The government and Bangkok-based Italian Thai Development sign a long-sought deal on construction of the Dawei special economic zone and deep-sea port in southeastern Burma.
The Myanmar Rice Federation has asked its members to stop exports, after dramatic rice price rises in flooded areas and fears of a drop in harvest yields.
The KBZ group-owned airline, first launched in 1993, is contemplating ways to meet stiff competition from abroad, says senior executive Aye Mra Tha.
Yoma moves more than chicken as tractor sales soar; Telenor outpaces Qatari competitor; Thai mogul to help build the Myanmar Information Highway.
A year after two foreign operators revolutionized Burma’s mobile market, the government is seeking a local company to spearhead the fourth and final telecom license.
Serge Pun and Associates tops corporate transparency survey, Chinese import restrictions to blame for lingering rice glut, and Burma seeks inaugural credit rating.
Vietnamese airline VietJet announces it will be that country’s first private carrier to link with Rangoon in a year when Asean is ramping up connectivity.
Women are “a force for national development” says Ma Nang Lai Kham of the Kanbawza group of companies.
The Irrawaddy speaks with Lester Tan, managing director of Heineken’s new brewery in Rangoon, about how the company might fare in Burma’s battle of the beers.
Controversial Salween dam moves forward; Rangoon stock exchange launch is delayed; business e-visas now on offer; and a US company aims to court Burma’s “GenMobile.”
Burma’s exports rise in the first quarter of the fiscal year compared with the same 2014-15 period, but fail to keep pace with increasing imports.
International labor groups and multinational companies urge the government and recalcitrant garment manufacturers in Burma to accept a daily minimum wage of 3,600 kyats.
Peekawoo is one of several dating apps set up by Southeast Asian start-ups to cater to tech-savvy, time-poor millenials living in largely conservative societies.
Burma’s Central Bank brings its official currency exchange rate in line with the black market, leading illicit traders to push the unofficial rate further skyward.
Myanmar Posts and Telecommunications (MPT) halves the price of landline phone installation after years of wringing the country’s monopolized communications market.
The rapidly expanding Muse trade hub is falling prey to the scourge of Burma’s other proposed SEZs: skyrocketing land prices and loss of tenure rights.
World Bank ‘heartened’ by economic growth; gas output could decline; flag carrier plans risky move and Heineken to enter Burma’s beer market.
The consortium behind one of five projects canceled by the Burmese government defends the development but says it “respects” the decision to terminate the project.
The recent fall in value of the Burmese kyat should not mean a return to the command and control monetary policies of the past, writes Sean Turnell.
The business plans and overseas ambitions of Chinese brokerages are being shelved as Beijing pushes them to arrest a dramatic plunge in domestic equity.