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Twelve factories in Mandalay’s Industrial Zone 2 are being sued by the Department of Fisheries for violating wastewater management regulations and polluting Taungthaman Lake.
A four-year decline in world rubber prices and difficulties in negotiating export hurdles has hit plantation owners hard in Wa territory.
The Myanmar Retailers Association has complained to the government over the long delay in clarifying the legal status of alcohol importers.
A forum will be held on the weekend in response to concerns that nearby construction projects will affect the structural integrity of Shwedagon Pagoda.
A shortfall of US currency and a growing trade deficit has once again weakened the Burmese kyat, bankers and businesspeople say.
German luxury automotive manufacturer BMW has made substantial inroads into the Burmese market, with the country’s first licensed importer selling 180 vehicles in six months.
Lenders expect logistical hurdles, inexperience and red tape to stall the introduction of credit cards in the immediate future.
Car lovers are offered a glimpse of classic beauty at Burma’s first vintage auto expo, showcasing refurbished vehicles from the pre-war days to the 1970s.
Rival Australian business groups in dispute, Spanish chain Melia to operate Inya Lake hotel, and Carlsberg begins brewing in Pegu.
The increasing profile of the Kabyar Wa beach has now jeopardized the government’s hope to realize its expansive development proposals by the planned 2017 completion date.
Over 20 companies await approval for hotel projects in Burma’s pristine Mergui Archipelago, while the plans of two joint ventures have already received the greenlight.
The first phase of the 2,400-hectare Thilawa Special Economic Zone an hour from Rangoon, is only months away from completion.
Singapore-based United Overseas Bank (UOB) offers its first onshore loan in Burma, a country once isolated from the global economy.
Burma, one of the world’s least connected nations, is racing to catch up, providing a boost to the foreign mobile companies allowed into the country.
The Rangoon Division government launches a US$25 million public bus company for major bus lines and says it already attracted $8 million in private funding.
The wait is almost over for fast food fanatics in Burma’s commercial and culinary capital as KFC settles on its first location.
Cellular operator Digicel Group Ltd obtains $60 million in sharia-compliant financing for its Burma venture.
A Mandalay-based developer has commenced work on a large resort next to the lake, home of the famed U Pein Bridge.
Burma has awarded contracts to international oil majors Statoil and ConocoPhillips for oil and gas exploration in a deep-water offshore block, state media reports.