Chinese auto manufacturers move into the fast lane

Chinese automakers are looking to take a bigger share of the growing Myanmar personal car market, though consumer preference for Japanese brands remains strong. Beijing Automotive Group (BAIC) is one Chinese firm looking to woo Myanmar consumers, aiming to introduce its third model the D50 in the coming months. BAIC International Development president Dong Haiyang […]

Two Burmese Coffee Creamers Get Green Light From Consumer Protection Group

YANGON — After raising concerns about the possibility of harmful ingredients being added to instant creamers and coffee mixes widely available in Myanmar, a consumer advocacy group says test results for two popular brands have come back clean. The Consumer Protection Association (CPA) announced last month that it suspected some brands contained an inedible by-product […]

Border trade with China increases three-fold

Myanmar’s border trade with China has increased three-fold in this fiscal year, reaching nearly US$ 3 billion as of December 13, according to the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs. The total trade figure hit US$2.88 billion between April 1 and December 13, in which export to China accounted for US$1.94 billion while import made […]

Bus company to launch Yangon-Bangkok one day trip

YANGON – Yangon Air Bus-Taxi Company is planning to launch a Yangon to Bangkok overland day trip via the Myawaddy border crossing, according to company chairman. The program will start in the new year and will take approximately 12 hours. “We are going to launch Yangon-Bangkok in one day trip. The fare is Ks 30,000 […]

Myanmar’s trade volume nearly hit US$16bn

Myanmar’s total trade volume has nearly hit US$16 billion in the first nine months of fiscal year 2013-14, according to the Ministry of Commerce. The trade volume reached US$15.92 billion between April 1 and December 6, which is US$3.65 billion up from the same period last year. The government has targeted US$25 billion for the […]

Unilever Food Solutions looks to double B2B in Myanmar every two years

Unilever Food Solutions aims to double its business-to-business deals every two years in Myanmar, said Prasith Preechachalieo, managing director for Thailand, Indochina and Vietnam. He said the company, which is a unit of Unilever Thai Trading Ltd, began doing business in Myanmar in 2010, focusing on the restaurant market. Serving 200 restaurants in 2011, that […]