Manufacturing

Mineral processing and products

China’s rare earth supplies disrupted by Myanmar tumult

Fears are growing of a global shortage of rare earth minerals used in the manufacture of high-tech devices as unrest in Myanmar following the February 1 coup disrupts exports to China.  Chinese companies started complaining about delays in shipments of the minerals since mid-March, reportedly due to ...

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Watchdogs Call For Transparency as Cambodia Strikes Oil

Civil society organizations and Cambodia’s banned opposition party have called on the government to release detailed information about revenue it is earning from the petroleum industry, days after the country struck oil following a decades-long quest. On Tuesday, Prime Minister Hun Sen announced on social media ...

Reported by RFA’s Khmer Service. Translated by Samean Yun. Written in English by Joshua Lipes.

PM warns Formosa against future environmental violations

Environmental protection must be considered the decisive factor in future operations of the Hưng Nghiệp Formosa Hà Tĩnh Iron and Steel Co (FHS), Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc said yesterday.Keep reading ...

State capital and major city in Chin State embrace industrial zones

Industrial zones will be built in two major cities in Chin State – Hakha and Paletwa, and local and foreign investment will be welcome, according to a state minister. U Salai I Thakin, Chin state minister for electricity, industry and road transportation, told The Myanmar Times ...

SCG enters business start-up sphere

Yuttana Jiamtragan, vice president for corporate administration, said SCG’s corporate venture capital arm, AddVentures, would enable the conglomerate to diversify and strengthen its innovation portfolio through investment in and collaboration with regional and global start-ups, allowing SCG to improve its competitiveness in the digital age. ...

Hòa Phát to issue over 250 million shares

Steelmaker Hòa Phát Group (HPG) plans to issue over 250 million shares to raise capital for investment in the second phase of Hoà Phát Dung Quất iron and steel production complex. HPG will sell those shares at a price of VNĐ20,000 (US$0.8) per share, expecting ...

China May factory PMI growth keeps pace with previous month

Growth in China’s manufacturing sector in May kept pace with the previous month, an official survey showed on Wednesday, beating expectations in a reassuring sign the world’s second-biggest economy is not losing too much steam after a solid first quarter performance. The official Purchasing Managers’ ...

SCG to use clean coal tech for Mon State plant

Thailand cement company, Siam Cement Group wants to continue using coal for its cement factory in Kyaikmaraw township, Mon State and has given its assurance that the coal plant will use clean coal technology so as not to affect the environment. Mawlamyine Cement Limited managing ...

Innovative products in focus as SCG mulls new investments in EEC

Siam Cement Group is studying expanding in the Eastern Economic Corridor through three core businesses – petrochemicals, packaging, and building materials – with the focus on innovative products. “We are looking at the incentives and the infrastructure around the project before making a decision on ...

Cambodian exports to Japan soar

Cambodian exports to Japan, the world’s third-largest economy, rocketed last year – reflecting investment flows in recent years. According to the latest figures from the Japan External Trade Organization, exports to Japan reached more than $1.2 billion last year, an increase of 24.4 percent compared with ...

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