Myanmar Thilawa SEZ Receives US$900 Million in Foreign Investment Reply

By May Soe San The Irrawaddy 22 December 2016

YANGON — Japan-backed Thilawa Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Rangoon’s Thanlyin Township has received more than US$900 million in foreign investment since its launch in 2014, said a recent report issued by the Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC).

“Since the start of the operation, the SEZ has received US$903 million foreign investment,” MIC secretary U Aung Naing Oo told The Irrawaddy. More…

Myanmar, Thailand Agree To Boost Trade Reply

By KYAW HSU MON / THE IRRAWADDY| Thursday, June 30, 2016

YANGON –  The Myanmar nd Thai governments have agreed to boost bilateral trade volume to reach US$20 billion in 2017, Myanmar’s President’s Office announced..

The announcement was made after President Htin Kyaw met Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister Tanasak Patimapragorn and Minister of Defense Gen Prawit Wongsuwon on Wednesday in Naypyidaw. More…

Indonesia, S. Korea Agrees to Boost Trade Values Reply


SEOUL President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and South Korean President Park


Geun-hye, has agreed to partner up to boost investment in the industrial sector during President Jokowi’s state visit to South Korea, where he was received by President Geun-hye at Cheong Wa Dae Palace in Seoul, South Korea on May 16, 2016. More…

Malaysia’s success story clouded by overly politicised issues, says PM Najib Reply


The Malay Mail Online Monday May 16, 2016


Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak attending the foundation-laying ceremony of Project Legacy in Embassy Gardens, London, May 16, 2016. — Bernama pic

LONDON – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said  that the reality of Malaysia’s continuing economic success is often clouded by issues that are overly politicised.

He lamented that this was due to some people trying to paint a different picture of Malaysia for their own selfish ends when the nation’s economic underlying fundamentals had consistently been strong. More…

Myanmar, Thailand work on economic border zones master plan Reply

Myanmar and Thailand see promise in planned special border economic zones. Trucks loaded with goods at Myawaddy border trade zone, Kayin State. Photo: Nan Lwin Hnin Pwint/Mizzima
Mizzima News Oct 16, 2014
Myanmar and Thailand’s chambers of commerce have held discussions in the Mae Sot Thailand-Myanmar border town to draw up a joint master plan to develop special economic zones in both countries, according to The Nation. More…