Challenges and opportunities in Myanmar

As Myanmar steps back onto the world stage with renewed vigour, living in the country during these exciting times is like being in a live-action movie. Every day brings new challenges, new developments and new opportunities. But underneath the glitz and glamour of visits from heads of state, hosting the SEA Games, and openings of […]

Prospect for women in changing Myanmar

Myanmar has undergone huge changes in recent years in an attempt to open the country’s doors to foreign investment and catch up with the increasingly modernised world. Looking at the largest city, Yangon, it is obvious that modernisation is creeping into the country, with multinationals including Mercedes, Chevrolet and Hilton entering the market, with many […]

Channel NewsAsia launches Yangon bureau

YANGON: Channel NewsAsia held its Business Insights Seminar in Yangon on Thursday as part of the official launch of its Yangon bureau. Participants agreed that laws in Myanmar are still vague and uncertain, despite progress made in the legal environment. But many are still optimistic about the business opportunities the country has to offer. Launching […]

India’s Tata Faces Challenge in Myanmar’s Japan-Dominated Car Market

YANGON — Tata Motors is facing a challenge in the Myanmar auto market, which is currently dominated by second hand Japanese imports, the local distributor of India’s largest car maker said. Tata is looking to build a presence as the auto market in Myanmar opens up with relaxed import restrictions, and in 2010 it established […]

Energy Giant Total likely to explore new blocks

French energy giant Total would consider developing new offshore blocks as economic reform continues to take hold in the country, an executive from the firm said. Total is currently awaiting the results for its bid for off-shore blocks submitted in two proposals that would see exploration of deep-water blocks. The results for the widely anticipated […]

Ministry to cooperate with private companies to generate more power

The Ministry of Electric Power will team up with the private sector to address the problem of power shortages. Myanmar is expected to consume about 1688 MW in the summer time. But the actual demand is about 2060 MW. Only about 30 per cent of the total households in the country has connected to the […]

Legal : In-house interview with Ooredoo Asia General Counsel

Helping the country open up to the world is an exciting opportunity, says Singapore-based Scott Weenink, Asia GC for telecoms provider Ooredoo Myanmar has seen tremendous change in a short period of time and one manifestation of this is the growing number of foreign business people and travellers visiting the country. Myanmar’s former capital and […]