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Myanmar ore exports continue year-on-year decline

Post By: Tom Mulqueen on Thursday, 27 April 2017

Latest official China customs statistics reveal that March imports of tin ore and concentrate from Myanmar totalled 20,058 tonnes (gross weight), up 132% from February, but down 58% year-on-year.

There has been an obvious decline in shipments from Myanmar in the first quarter of 2017, with total ore volumes down 53% on the same period of 2016 to 60,059 tonnes. However, this year the average tin content of the ore and concentrates is higher because of technological improvements at...

Myanmar peace process meeting delayed

Post By: Tom Mulqueen on Wednesday, 01 March 2017

The second meeting of Aung San Suu Kyi's 21st Century Panglong peace process, which was originally scheduled for mid-February, appears to have been postponed and is not expected to be held until mid-March at the earliest. The peace process has been closely followed by those with concerns over the responsible sourcing of tin from the areas controlled by the UWSA, a major ethnic armed group, which is a major supplier of tin ore and concentrate to China, exporting tin...

China provide support for the Myanmar peace process

Post By: Tom Mulqueen on Thursday, 25 August 2016

China's Special Envoy on Asian Affairs, Sun Guoxiang, met with ethnic non-state armed groups based along the Myanmar-China border this week, encouraging them to take part in the '21st Century Panglong' peace conference which is set to begin on 31st August in Naypyidaw, the Irrawaddy has reported.

Meetings included an important discussion with the United Wa State Army (UWSA) in Panghsang in the Wa area of Shan State. During the recent visit of Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu...


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