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Norwegian telecom firm Telenor issued an announcement today on September 15 hinting at the deployment of surveillance tech in Myanmar by saying that its continued presence would require Telenor Myanmar to activate intercept equipment for the use of Myanmar authorities. "Having worked actively to avoid activation of intercept equipment, Telenor...
အောက်တွင် မြန်မာလို ဖတ်ရှုနိုင်ပါသည် The Myanmar economy is projected to rebound faster than regional and global averages and will benefit from China’s relatively swift recovery, according to Oxford Business Group’s report called Covid-19 Response Report (CRR) , produced in partnership with the medical equipment supplier Okkar Thiri. While no economy remains immune to...
In recent years, the Myanmar bean and pulses industry often suffers from the impact of import policy changes by India, the biggest buyer of Myanmar’s beans and pulses, and whose production is on the rise. Years when crop productivity is strong, India lowers import to protect local farmers, which...
အောက်တွင် မြန်မာလို ဖတ်ရှုနိုင်ပါသည် Hundreds of thousands of migrant workers are returning home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which caused factories to suspend their operations. This can worsen the unemployment rate in the country where there is strangely no official unemployment rate. The government of Myanmar is trying to find a way...
"Fix the money, fix Myanmar" This is the slogan of Myanmar Dollar-MYD, the newly emerged cryptocurrency, which is intended to counter the junta’s grip on Myanmar Kyat. This is one of the facets of the revolution against the coup. Unlike A-May Suu Token, a crypto token that emerged after the...
အောက်တွင် မြန်မာလို ဖတ်ရှုနိုင်ပါသည် Asia Development Bank's latest report estimated the GDP of Myanmar to grow to 1.8 percent in 2020 compared to 6.8 percent in 2019 while the GDP of most Southeast Asian economies are estimated to contract. Like Myanmar, Vietnam’s GDP growth is expected to have 1.8 percent and Burnie’s...
Coca-Cola was nearly 130 years old when it entered the Myanmar market in 2013 by partnering with local beverages company Pinya to form Coca Cola Pinya Beverages. With a $223 million investment, the company employs 1,400 workers and produces more than 60 beverages at its two factories in Hlaing Thar...
Written by Andrew Delaney Last year, Thailand was the third-largest foreign investor in Myanmar at $6.6 billion in 2018-2019 following Singapore then China. However, due to the unofficial border trade, this figure understates the value of the trade relationship. Thailand has the longest border with Myanmar at 2,416 km. Myanmar shares...
Last Saturday, Myanmar’s Union Election Committee announced a victory for Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) in the 2020 Myanmar General Election. The party won 83 percent of the seats in the Union Parliament, which exceeds even the number of seats gained in the previous...
Perhaps nowhere are the dangers and opportunities of trash as clear as in the back alleys of Yangon and the Ayeyarwady River, where the rampant practice of open dumping and the problematic waste management in Myanmar are on daily display. By overthrowing the traditional linear model of truck and tip...