Minimum wage war in Myanmar

Factory owners are under pressure to raise worker wages but any dramatic rise could discourage foreign brands from investing in the low-cost nation When Myanmar passed its first minimum wage in September 2015, the legislation was widely hailed as a landmark achievement for labor rights and clear sign the country was firmly on the path […]

Chinese fruit traders extend reach into into Shan State

Chinese fruit traders are cutting out the middleman – extending their reach deep into upper Myanmar to deal directly with fruit farmers, rather than with brokers at the Muse border post. The Chinese traders are also opening their own retail fruit stores in Muse, Shan State. Myanmar companies based in Muse township normally buy fruit […]