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Central Bank plans level playing field for foreign payment firms

LATEST Jan 21, 2017
CB Bank and KBZ have both partnered with Visa following the Central Bank’s decision to allow foreign payment firms to operate independently in Myanmar. But the Central Bank has clarified that this i... 36

Calls for justice on anniversary of teachers’ murders

GENERAL Jan 21, 2017
Two years after the murders, and one year after the National League for Democracy promised to bring the perpetrators to justice, the bereaved families of two Kachin teachers are no closer to knowing w... 33

Blue Plaque unveils at Bogyoke Aung San Market

GENERAL Jan 21, 2017
Bogyoke Aung San Market, also know as Scott Market, on Bogyoke Aung San Street on Friday received the Blue Plaque of the Yangon Heritage Trust.... 28

Myanma Railway’s special trains plying for the convenience of commuters since advent of YBS

GENERAL Jan 21, 2017
Starting from January 16 when the YBS (Yangon Bus System) was launched, Myanma Railway has made arrangements for its special rails to ply in and out of the city for the convenience of commuters ... 23

MDY org expands free dialysis treatment

GENERAL Jan 20, 2017
A Mandalay-Based NGO is helping to make hemodialysis treatment more accessible and more affordable after additional machines were donated by Japan and Germany in December.... 67

Will Myanmar lose its Irrawaddy dolphins?

GENERAL Jan 20, 2017
Tears fill U Maung Lay’s eyes as he describes losing the dolphin he knew since his childhood, the latest casualty of a battle against pollution and electrofishing that may see the species di... 85

Tax cut planned for low-cost housing purchases

BUSINESS Jan 20, 2017
The government is planning to drastically reduce the taxes it levies when people purchase state-commissioned low-cost housing, which developers say puts many units out of reach for ordinary buyers.... 26

Dead baby story by foreign news agencies questionable

GENERAL Jan 20, 2017
Authorities have launched an investigation concerning the news of the death of a 16-month old baby in the Naf River and the claims of its father, Zafor Alam, but found no evidence supporting the... 42

Fuel price on the rise in domestic market

BUSINESS Jan 20, 2017
The fuel price is on the rise in the domestic market despite its decline in the global market. The price of fuel jumped by seven to 10 per cent during a month’s time, followed by the recor... 31

Trading from Amara Investment Securities to start on 20th Jan at YSX

BUSINESS Jan 19, 2017
Stock trading of Amara Investment Securities Co., Ltd (AIS) will commence on 20 January through the Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX), according to an announcement by the bourse.... 54