Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Burma plans foreign investment tax exemption

30 January 2012
(Mizzima) – Burma will introduce a law in this session of Parliament for 
an eight-year tax exemption for foreign investors as Western companies 
have “rushed” to build economic ties, an industrial minister told the
Davos Economic Forum on Saturday.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Unions oppose PTT privatisation plan

27 January 2012
Representatives of the PTT labour union and State Enterprises Labour 
Confederation of Thailand will next week submit a letter expressing 
opposition to the plan to privatise PTT Plc to Finance Minister Kittiratt
Na-Ranong, PTT union chairwoman Absorn Krisanasamith said.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Thailand PM touts Dawei in India

26 January 2012
(Mizzima) – Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said Burma’s Dawei 
deep-sea port industrial zone could be India’s long-sought transport 
corridor to Southeast Asia.

Dam to destroy Karen villages

26 January 2012
Karen people in Theyetchaung Township, Tavoy, in southern Burma, claim they 
will be forcibly evicted from their homes by government authorities to make way
for the construction of a dam.

Hotel chains eyeing Burma as new market

26 January 2012
(Mizzima) – The topic of hotels in Burma came up in Davos Switzerland 
this week when two international hoteliers said they would like to open
hotels in the once-isolated country.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Pakistan wants closer oil and gas ties with Burma

25 January 2012
(Mizzima) – Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari arrived in Burma for a two-day

official visit on Tuesday to promote trade and economic cooperation. 

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‘No place for dirty coal in Burma’: activists

25 January 2012
Environmental activists in Burma have sought to capitalise on a recent 
decision by the government to suspend a massive coal-fired power plant
in the country’s south by demanding a moratorium on all existing 
and planned coal projects.