Singapore’s Wilmar Forms Myanmar Sugar Venture to Expand Push Into Sweetener

Wilmar International Ltd. (WIL), the largest sugar cane miller in Australia, agreed to form a Myanmar venture with a local partner as it builds on a four-year push into sugar production in Asia. The Singapore-based company will hold 55 percent in the venture with Great Wall Food Stuff Industry Co. after buying all of the […]

Tobacco brands slip into Myanmar without fanfare

As some of the world’s biggest companies trumpet their arrival in Asia’s hottest frontier market, the tobacco industry has a different strategy: It’s slipping into Myanmar without fanfare. The impoverished nation of 60 million people emerged from a half-century of isolation and brutal military rule two years ago. With most international sanctions against the country […]