CBM buys dollars to ‘reduce panic’

The Central Bank has bought over US$40 million dollars from private lenders in just five days to “reduce panic and prevent volatility”, a Central Bank official told The Myanmar Times, while banks this week once again imposed limits on foreign exchange due to volatility. Private banks started their sudden net transfer of dollars to the […]

CBM brings real-time settlement to banks

Myanmar’s banking system has taken another step toward modernisation, courtesy of the Central Bank’s new clearing and settlement system, which will make an “immense difference” to lenders’ day-to-day operations, bankers said. The long-awaited system – built with the help of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) – went live on January 6, according to an […]

MasterCard with Myanma Apex Bank launch prepaid card

MasterCard and Myanmar’s Myanma Apex Bank have partnered to launch a prepaid MasterCard the enterpriseinnovation.net website reported on 22 July. The MAB Travel Prepaid MasterCard aims to provide Myanmar customers with an easier way to pay for purchases during their travels or make online purchases. The latest MasterCard survey on Consumer Purchasing Priorities – Travel […]

Japanese banks teams up with Apex

Japan’s Resona Bank has signed an agreement with Myanma Apex Bank providing for closer financial cooperation, as Japanese firms look to extend their investments in Myanmar. The agreement aims to improve banking connections between the two countries, particularly for Japanese investors in Myanmar as well as Myanmar citizens in Japan, according to Apex Bank chair […]