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A Green Economy Grows in Denmark

With its lively waterfront, tree-lined canal, and red-brick buildings topped by steep gunmetal-gray roofs, Aarhus looks like just another coastal city in Northern Europe. But get closer, and what comes into focus is a place central to the continent’s remarkable shift to renewable energy. Down by...

Huawei May Post 30% Sales Growth in First Half Despite Blacklist:

Things aren’t so desperate for Huawei Technologies Co. after all. Just over a month ago we were told that the Chinese electronics giant was hunkering down for a drop of as much as 60 million units in overseas handset shipments this year. That was quite a blow, I wrote at the time , considering that...

Myanmar’s budget targets infrastructure and education

The mining industry in Myanmar could see a rise in investment from 2016 if the government can overcome roadblocks to pass new legislation, delays to which have slowed the pace of development in the sector. Until now, foreign investment in mining has been minimal. In the 2015/5/15 fiscal year to end...

The Needs for Improving Legal and Institutional Framework For Fisheries and Aquaculture in Myanmar

The Needs for Improving Legal and Institutional Framework For Fisheries and Aquaculture in Myanmar Author: Ms. Bui Thi Lan Ms. Bui Thi Lan, FAO Representative in Myanmar FAO Myanmar currently has been supporting the Government of Myanmar in a number of legislation issues concerning Fisheries and...

Political and Economic Challenges of Myanmar’s Future

For a while, when Myanmar opened after decades of isolation and sanctions, it seemed the government could do no wrong as American and European governments rushed to embrace the country. Now, according to headlines from the West, little or nothing seems right. What was supposed to be a peaceful...

Myanmar Eyes Energy Privatisation

President Obama’s Trip to Myanmar: Reading Between the Lines

The November visit to Myanmar by U.S. President Barack Obama, his second in two years, marked another step in the normalization and strengthening of bilateral ties between the two countries. Observers in the U.S. and Myanmar followed the trip closely to discern the trajectory of the bilateral...

STEADY STEPS FORWARD: Further Developments in Myanmar Financial Regulation

Viewed as a great, untapped market, Myanmar has been a subject of great interest for foreign investors in the recent years, where the inflow of foreign direct investment has considerably increased with more businesses expanding their operations into the country. The reforms and policy changes...

Telecoms Services Expanding in Myanmar

MPT's Old Office in Yangon

Myanmar’s Telecommunications Revolution

In the past two years, the legal framework governing the telecommunications sector in Myanmar has undergone a massive shift, with the pre-existing state monopoly system being replaced by a regulated market open to foreign investment following the passage of the new Telecommunications Law (2013) (the “Telecoms Law (2013)”). Among the key changes have been the opening of telecommunications operator licenses to foreign-owned entities and the adoption of a new, liberalized licensing scheme to streamline the process for foreign support services companies to enter the market.

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