A Myanmar bank’s e-wallet scheme to go nationwide

YANGON – Myanmar Apex Bank, the nation’s first bank to offer an e-wallet service, has set its sights on expanding the service across the country in three months, banking on the high mobile phone penetration rate. Managing director Win Min Khine said mobile banking was developed as an agent-based model where customers can open their […]

Myanmar moves towards establishment of Civil Service Academy

THE Union Civil Service Board (UCSB) held a consultation workshop on the establishment of a Civil Service Academy in Myanmar in cooperation with the Hanns Seidel Foundation in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. UCSB Chairman Dr Win Thein and Mr. Archim Munz, resident representative of the foundation, spoke on the occasion where UCSB members, departmental heads, […]

Oway Launches on-demand car service

With just two taps on an Android or iPhones, your personal driver will be on the way. With the launch of the Oway Ride service and mobile app, every smart phone user in Yangon can order a personal car service within seconds. The free, user-friendly mobile app is available in English and Myanmar on Google […]

Anthem Asia Invests “Six-Figure Sum” in Myanmar-based Mobile Platform

Investment and advisory firm Anthem Asia is to invest a “six-figure US dollar sum” in Xavey, a mobile data collection platform in Myanmar, taking a significant minority equity stake in the start-up firm. Xavey Pte Ltd, a Singapore-registered entity operating out of Yangon, was established in December 2013 and serves market research and NGO clients. […]

Myanmar Teachers and Administrators Complete Educational Leadership Training at WIU; Second Myanmar Group at Western Since 2014 MOU Agreement Established

MACOMB, IL — Last Monday, 30 teachers and administrators from across Myanmar completed leadership training at Western Illinois University. As part of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) aimed at expanding educational opportunities between Western and the International Language & Business Center (ILBC) of Yangon (Myanmar), the teachers took part in the “Educational Leadership Institute.” The […]

Capital Diamond Star Group to bring coffee mix to American shelves through venture

3 The brand name has been changed to Ideal Tastes, but the product will be similar to the popular Myanmar brand Premier, according to Lim Chong Chong, chief financial officer for Capital Diamond Star Group, a large local company. Branding on the package of the instant coffee will be in English, Chinese, Spanish, Vietnamese and […]