Myanmar Rakhine: Thousands flee to Bangladesh border

Thousands of people have fled their homes following two days of violence in a deepening crisis in the state of Rakhine in Myanmar. Members of the Muslim Rohingya minority escaped to the border with Bangladesh but Bangladeshi border guards are turning them back. Fighting erupted when Rohingya fighters attacked 30 police stations on Friday and … Read more Myanmar Rakhine: Thousands flee to Bangladesh border

US ban on Myanmar goods lifted by Executive Order

In light of the recent lift of the US ban on gemstones and jade from Myanmar, the Burma Ruby Task Force said it will continue to work with industry stakeholders and government representatives to help develop a transparent supply chain that is viable for Myanmar as well as the industry as a whole. The task force, … Read more US ban on Myanmar goods lifted by Executive Order

Myanmar to expand exports to new markets

The Myanmar garment industry is out with their 10-year Strategy (2015-2024) which states that the industry will start export cut-make-pack (CMP) products to the markets in the US, Canada and Russia, Japan, South Korea and the EU. Myint Soe, Chair of the Myanmar Garment Entrepreneurs Association said, “Export earnings amounted to US $ 1.6 billion. … Read more Myanmar to expand exports to new markets

Myanmar garment manufacturing facility up for public sale to pay off workers

as a way to compensate 178 workers and pay the withstanding salaries, the Taiwanese-owned UniPolar factory based in Myanmar will be up for auction on June 29. The decision has come publish the workers of the garment facility filed a complaint with the nearby government towards the proprietor of the company, who has reportedly been … Read more Myanmar garment manufacturing facility up for public sale to pay off workers