Apex to lend against farm permits

Myanmar Apex Bank will begin allowing farmers to access bank loans by using their work permit certificates as collateral, according to bank chair U Chit Khine. The Form-7 certificates were created with the 2012 Farm Land Law, functioning as a farmland work permit certificate for people with the right to farm a particular plot of […]

Licensing, a milestone in banking industry

Greater convenience is one thing foreign companies doing business in Myanmar can expect as nine foreign banks gradually start their operations within the first half of next year. The licensing is also another milestone of the country’s economic reforms, which have so far been successful in drawing foreign investment and the momentum should continue with […]

Bangkok Bank awarded banking licence in Myanmar

Investment thesis BBL is the only Thai bank with a significant offshore operation (26-full-service branches) or much business outside of Thailand (17% of its total lending). That makes it the banker of choice for Thai firms with major operations overseas or that are looking to expand abroad. It also has the highest loan loss coverage […]

Yangon-Mandalay railroad to be upgraded with Japanese loan

NAY PYI TAW—The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will lend 20 billion Yen (Ks 192.4 billion) to the Myanmar government to upgrade the Yangon-Mandalay railroad, Minister for Rail Transportation Than Htay told a parliamentary session on Tuesday. The interest rate for the loan is set at 0.01 percent and is repayable in 40 years with […]