Myanmar’s Kanbawza Bank opens office in Bangkok

KBZ representative office has been opened at Sathorn Square Office Tower. (Photo courtesy of Kanbawza Bank) Kanbawza Bank (KBZ Bank) has opened a representative office in Bangkok, the first Myanmar bank to establish an international presence. Earlier this year, KBZ Bank officially received a licence from the Bank of Thailand to open the office in […]

TAT sets sights on Myanmar

Buddhist monks visit Myanmar’s landmark Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon. (Post Today photo) The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) sees the potential to promote Thailand as a medical tourism hub and family destination for Myanmar tourists. The agency plans to appoint marketing representatives in the neighbouring country in September to promote these segments. Walailak Noypayak, the […]

Bangkok Airways eyes 3 routes in Myanmar and Vietnam

Bangkok Airways has set its sights on covering two additional Myanmar cities and a second Vietnamese destination as part of a regional expansion. Bangkok Airways hopes to secure regulatory approval from Myanmar civil aviation authorities for the two routes, a process that may take up to eight months. But the carrier is not in a […]

Thailand reaffirms Dawei plans, but does Myanmar?

“The governments of Thailand and Myanmar reaffirmed that the Dawei megaproject will create thousands of jobs and improve the livelihoods of people along the border,” according to Thailand’s caretaker Prime Minister Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha. Prayuth was speaking at a joint press conference in Bangkok on Friday. Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi also addressed reporters, […]

Prayut: Myanmar ready for return of refugees

Myanmar refugees eagerly await the arrival of Aung San Suu Kyi at Mae La refugee camp near the Thai-Myanmar border in Tak’s Thasongyang district in June 2012. Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha expects to discuss their repatriation with her during her June 23-25 visit. (Photo by Chanat Katanyu) The Myanmar government will accept refugees wanting to […]

Thai Lion Air bound at last for Yangon

Thai Lion Air’s B737-900ER. The no-frills carrier has received permission from Myanmar to start flights to Yangon. (Thai Lion Air photo) After some hiccups, Thai Lion Air (TLA) has finally been given the nod from Myanmar to launch a regular service from Bangkok to Yangon. TLA’s foray into Myanmar will intensify competition on the route, […]

Market slows but no bursting bubble

Subscribe to our Myanmar Property Mailing List and get notified immediately whenever we have a new report Real estate experts are backing away from their bullish stances of a year ago, expecting a quieter market for 2015. While prices for most Yangon real estate may hold steady or decline somewhat in the year ahead, industry […]

Is Burma’s healthcare system in recovery?

A few patients wearing wrinkled longyi stroll through a hallway so quiet that their conversation echoes through the North Okkalapa General Hospital, the second largest public hospital in Rangoon [Yangon]. There are no obvious signs of modernity in the facilities or atmosphere of the 40-year-old building. A wheezing air-conditioner and numerous scratches on the pale, […]