Emporium shows jade and gems still hot

The Myanma Gems Enterprise raked in nearly MMK 60 billion, or USD 40.1 million, at its week-long jade and gems emporium in Nay Pyi Taw. The annual week-long event allows jade and gem dealers to examine and bid for nearly 4000 lots. This year, more th

Garment tycoons optimistic despite strike

Myanmar’s garment industry is on track to meet its goal of USD 10 billion in exports by 2024, according to the Myanmar Garment Entrepreneurs Association (MGEA). The statement comes despite ongoing strikes and protests from garment workers. The

Tycoon will continue paying dividends to investors despite slump

A company owned by one of Myanmar’s richest men will continue to pay high dividends to investors despite sinking profits. U Khin Shwe, chairman of the National Development Company Group, made the announcement at the company’s annual share

Timeline shortened for Dawei SEZ

Officials from Thailand and Myanmar are speeding up development of the Dawei Special Economic Zone (SEZ). Officials from the two countries discussed the longstanding SEZ project at a Myanmar-Thailand Joint Coordinating Committee meeting in Nay Pyi Ta

World Bank report praises Myanmar progress

The World Bank’s Doing Business 2020 report ranked Myanmar among the top 20 most-improved business environments. The report evaluates countries based on how easy it is to do business in them. It looks at factors such as access to credit, taxation,
DICA reduces registration fees for new companies

New companies registration fees reduced

New companies will now pay less to register in Myanmar. The Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA) announced that registration fees will drop from MMK 250,000 to MMK 100,000 beginning October 1, which is the start of the 2019-202