Strong Thai baht could impact imports, currency

Photo - EPA   The Thai baht has reached a six-year high against the US dollar and is now at around 30.2 per dollar. Of the four countries that share borders with Myanmar, Thailand is the second largest trading partner, with trade volumes during fiscal 2018-19 amounting to US$3.8 billion, according to government data. Just..
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Two Chinese airlines start direct flights from Yangon

Chinese visitors arrive at Yangon International Airport. Photo - Supplied   Yangon Aerodrome Co Ltd, operator of Yangon International Airport (YIA), has announced the launch of Qingdao Airlines’ direct flight between Yangon and Ningbo in Zhejiang, China. Qingdao Airlines will operate an Airbus A320 aircraft with the capacity for 180 passengers for the new service..
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VPower Group wins Myanmar’s emergency power tender

Electricity originates from 62 hydropower and 20 gas-fired stations and one coal-power plant. Photo: EPA   Hong Kong-listed VPower Group said its consortium with Myanmar’s Zeya & Associates had been provisionally awarded four of the five emergency power projects tendered by the energy ministry in June.   The consortium said it won three projects that..
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