Myanmar Army Conglomerate Says It Has Won Beer Spat With Singapore’s F&N

SINGAPORE — A military-linked Burmese conglomerate said it has won an arbitration case against Singapore’s Fraser and Neave Ltd (F&N) that will give it the right to buy the latter’s stake in Myanmar’s biggest brewery. Union of Myanma Economic Holdings Limited (UMEHL) said in a statement on Friday that a panel of two unnamed Singapore […]

Battle for beer goes to arbitration

The military-linked giant Myanma Economic Holdings Limited (MEHL) announced on November 6 that it is launching arbitration against Myanmar Brewery Limited (MBL), its Singapore-based joint venture partner. In a heated media release, MEHL slammed “erroneous” media reports that its arbitration against Fraser & Neave Limited (F&N) was a test case for Myanmar’s investment laws. Seeking […]

Myanmar ready to sweeten terms for foreign brewers

The Myanmar government is prepared to relax limits on foreign ownership of breweries on a case-by-case basis, as it seeks to improve the appeal of the country to foreign investors, says a senior beer industry executive. The Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) offered four licences in January for international breweries to operate domestically. Under the Foreign […]