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Thursday, March 12 2015

Myanmar’s mobile subscription count grew 87 percent year-on-year, to 10.7 million at end-September 2014, pushing mobile penetration to 19.9 percent, up from 12.5 percent at end-2013, according to global analyst firm Ovum in a press release on March 12.

QNET Director Mr Krishna Kumar, (L) signs the agreement with local partner, QNET Agent U Kyi Min Han (R) on March 9, 2015. Photo: QNET
Tuesday, March 10 2015

Asian company QNET, part of an estimated US$178 billion [K178,000 billion] global direct selling industry, has entered the direct selling sector in Myanmar and has set up an office in Yangon, according to a press release from the company on March 10.

Monday, March 9 2015
Myat Hnin Phyu ,Senior Manager of Digital Services with the award. Photo: Ooredoo

Ooredoo Myanmar has announced it was awarded the GSMA’s “Connected Women: Leadership in Industry Award” for its work to empower women in Myanmar.

Friday, March 6 2015

Thai stock exchange-listed steelmaker Millcon Plc (MILL) is expected to start its operations in Myanmar next year after being granted a licence to invest in the special economic zones recently, reports the Bangkok Post on March 5.

Tuesday, March 3 2015

The Myanmar government is expected to sign an agreement with two Thai construction companies to start developing the first phase of the Dawei megaproject, the Bangkok Post reported on March 3.

Wednesday, February 25 2015

Fifty farmers from Kyauk Phyu Township in Rakhine State recently demonstrated calling for compensation over mud from the gas pipeline construction destroying their farmland, reports Burma News International on February 24.

Tuesday, February 24 2015

A Korean company is aiming to build and operate the first cable car in Mount Kyaiktiyo in Mon State next year, according to The Korea Herald on February 23.

Yangon residents shopping at a supermarket in Myanmar's commercial capital. Photo: Hein Htet/Mizzima
Tuesday, February 24 2015

Convenience and modernisation are major factors for Thai companies keen to attract Myanmar consumers, according to the Bangkok Post on February 24.

Saturday, February 21 2015

Myanmar workers are preparing to protest over alleged discrimination by Thailand’s PTT Exploration and Production Company, according to the Zawtika Offshore Myanmar Organization or ZOMO on February 20.

Indian Minister for Commerce and Industry Ms Nirmala Sitharaman (R) at the signing ceremony of minutes of the 5th India-Myanmar JTC meeting with U Win Myint, Minister of Commerce in Nay Pyi Taw on February 17, 2015. Photo: CIM India@GOI/Twitter
Saturday, February 21 2015

The Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry says it expects the volume of bilateral trade between Myanmar and India will reach US$10 billion [K10,000 billion] by 2020, reports Xinhua on February 19.

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