Dealmaking excitement builds over beers in newly opened Myanmar

YANGON (Bloomberg) – A scorching May day in Myanmar calls for beers and loosened neck ties. At newly opened Harry’s Bar in Yangon, investors talk opportunities over draft lagers, jalapeno steak sliders and fries. Several private equity types and company executives are gathered around Ms Jasmine Thazin Aung, an energetic and bubbly Yangon-based executive director at […]

Business school opens in Yangon

Yangon has a new school focused on finance, with the aim of boosting Myanmar’s pool of educated business people. The Myanmar Institute of Business, which is located on the first floor of Myanmar Plaza, currently offers seven courses and can help students prep to gain an international certification, the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst). Its list […]

Canada’s largest insurance firm opens Myanmar office

Canadian insurance firm Manulife Financial Corporation has opened a representative office in Yangon, returning after a seventy year absence, according to Bloomberg. Manulife – the largest life insurance firm in Canada – formerly operated in Myanmar from 1903 to 1942, before leaving during World War II. “We’re convinced Myanmar is on the threshold of a […]