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Cambodian workers in a garment factory in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, June 15, 2013. Photo: Mak Remissa/EPA
Cambodian workers in a garment factory in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, June 15, 2013. Photo: Mak Remissa/EPA

A new global ranking says businesses with supply chains and operations in Myanmar, Bangladesh and Cambodia are benefiting from the world’s lowest labour costs, reports Supply Management on February 24.

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Yangon residents shopping at a supermarket in Myanmar's commercial capital. Photo: Hein Htet/Mizzima
Yangon residents shopping at a supermarket in Myanmar's commercial capital. Photo: Hein Htet/Mizzima

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

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Tourists visit the Mya Thein Tan pagoda in Sagaing, some 10 kilometres northwest of Mandalay, Myanmar, February 6, 2015. Photo: Pyae Sone Aung/EPA

Myanmar needs to take care in how it develops its tourism to avoid the potential for negative impacts on the environment, society and human rights, according to a report just out.

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 Fighting in the northern region of Shan State could eventually affect the world price of tin. Tin ore.

European tin market sources say fighting in Myanmar, rather than an effort by Indonesia to cap tin exports, is more likely to lead to an increase in the world price of tin, reports Metal Bulletin on February 20.

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Workers process fish at Chaicharoen Marine factory producing seafood in Pattani province, Thailand, August 17, 2006. Photo: Narong Sangnak/EPA

A labour dispute involving the dismissal of 100 Myanmar migrant workers from a Thai seafood company has been resolved after they won almost 1 million baht [K31.2 million] for unlawful dismissal on February 10.

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Myanmar workers operating on a Thai PTT Exploration and Production oil and gas drilling platform off the coast of Myanmar have so far failed to come to an agreement with the company over a dispute over wages and conditions, according to a spokesman for the workers.