Myanmar Morning News For April 19

Myanmar Morning News For April 19

Myanmar morning news

Real estate development is 20% of Myanmar citizen investments
Real estate development accounted for over 20 per cent of investments by Myanmar citizens, followed by the manufacturing and transport sectors.
— Global New Light Of Myanmar

Over $830 Million Invested in Myanmar by UOB Clients
Over $830 million has been invested in Myanmar via United Overseas Bank’s clients since it opened a branch in Yangon in 2015, the Straits Times reported on 17 April.
— Consult-Myanmar

Highway Holdings Increases Ownership in Myanmar Manufacturing Entity to 84 Percent
Highway Holdings Limited (HIHO) today announced the company has increased its ownership interest to 84 percent at its Myanmar subsidiary. Terms were not disclosed.
— Yahoo Finance

Anti-military Myanmar publisher killed
A Myanmar publisher whose magazine has criticised the military, political and business establishment was found stabbed to death in his office at the weekend, police said on Tuesday.
— Bangkok Post

A cyberspace solution for monitoring hate speech
Two tech whizzes are developing artificial intelligence software that will provide groups that counter hate speech with a powerful research tool.
— Frontier Myanmar

RFID system to be installed in licensed vehicles to spot illegal cars
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) will be fixed in licensed vehicles next month to control illegal vehicles which are currently being operated in the Yangon region, it is learnt.
— Global New Light Of Myanmar

Nay Pyi Taw doctors reattach hand severed at the wrist
A man’s hand that had been cut off at the wrist after a sword attack was successfully reattached by a medical team at Nay Pyi Taw 1,000-bed Hospital, only the fourth successful instance of limb reattachment in Myanmar history.
— Global New Light Of Myanmar

Priority to be given to important railroad sections
Priority will be given to five important railroad sections including Yangon-Mandalay and Yangon-Pyay as part of the larger upgrading project, according to the Ministry of Transport and Communications.
— Eleven

China Is Playing Peacemaker in Myanmar, but with an Ulterior Motive
Beijing is trying to end the long-running conflicts along its border with Myanmar — but only because it can’t exploit the region’s resources at will anymore.
— Foreign Policy (blog)

Myanmar’s trade value increases in 2016
Myanmar’s total foreign trade increased by $1.086 billion in the just-ended fiscal year 2016-2017 from the previous fiscal year 2015-2016, the Ministry of Commerce here said on Tuesday.
— Business Standard

India, China to resume stalled dialogue on corridor with Myanmar, Bangladesh
The stalled consultation process for the BCIM (Bangladesh, China, India, Myanmar) Economic Corridor is set to resume, with officials and scholars from the four countries meeting in Kolkata next week after a gap of more than two-and-half years.
— Hindustan Times


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