1st Mekong-US Partnership Ministerial meeting held

1st Mekong-US Partnership Ministerial meeting held

In the midst of an ongoing China-US spat (see here and here), Mr Stephen Biegun, Deputy Secretary of State of the United States (on behalf of US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo), held the 1st Mekong-US Partnership (MUSP) ministerial meeting less th
ASEAN seals roadmap for future-ready human resources

ASEAN seals roadmap for future-ready human resources

On Wednesday September 16th, ASEAN Member States’ labour and education ministers launched the “Roadmap of ASEAN Declaration on Human Resources Development for the Changing World of Work” as well as the “ASEAN Technical and Vocatio
Myanmar and Korea hold joint general trade working committee

Myanmar and Korea hold joint general trade working committee

Myanmar and the Republic of Korea (ROK) organized their 1st joint general trade working group committee meeting online last week reported state media. U Min Min, Director-General of the Trade Department of Myanmar’s Ministry of Commerce, and Mr Chu
Bilateral trade with Bangladesh rises by USD 727 million in current FY

Bilateral trade with Bangladesh rises by USD 727 million in current FY

In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, Myanmar is still registering surprising trade numbers. One of them is the surge in trade with its western neighbor Bangladesh. A statistical report by the Ministry of Commerce says the border trade between the
Yangon Stock Exchange hits a low in August

Yangon Stock Exchange hits a low in August

The value of shares traded on the Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX) in August sank to the lowest level of MMK 747 million this year, according to YSX’s monthly report and the Global New Light of Myanmar. The trading volume also plunged to an eight-month
Amnesty International takes aim at military conglomerate UMEHL in new report

Amnesty International takes aim at military conglomerate UMEHL in new report

Human rights organisation Amnesty International released a report this week highlighting the deep links between the Union of Myanmar Economic Holdings Limited (UMEHL) and the Myanmar military or Tatmadaw. Reported by many international news offices,