New jade and gemstone policy expected to boost the industry

The government is drafting its first ever jade and gemstone policy with the help of the private sector and foreign institutions. When complete, the policy is expected to set consistent practices and guidelines for the jade and gemstone industry. It is also meant to help lawmakers form better by-laws and rules aimed at creating a […]

Myanmar’s state-owned enterprises show how much reform is still needed

NOTHING has been made in the engine factory in Thagaya, in the south of Myanmar, since April last year. Yet around 350 employees still turn up each day. In 2016 government-owned factories like this one made a loss of more than $200m. When Myanmar moved from military dictatorship to a form of democracy, its new […]