Post-Sanctions Myanmar the New Frontier for Global Business

YANGON/TOKYO — The end of long-standing U.S. sanctions on Myanmar companies linked to the former military government is cause for celebration in both countries, opening up a slew of previously off-limits business and investment opportunities. The U.S. Treasury Department lifted all financial sanctions on the Southeast Asian nation Friday after months of dogged appeals by […]

Companies face hefty fines for failing to file taxes: IRD’s Aung Myo Oo

The Internal Revenue Department (IRD) on Tuesday gave a stern warning that companies in Myanmar must file their taxes by June 30, otherwise they stand to face a heavy fine that could be up to 150 times the size of their actual tax bill. “Trying to dodge tax could be a risky task. If they […]

Philippines’ Microtel Corporation prepares to invest in Myanmar

Philippine-based Microtel Corporation is preparing to invest in hotels, real estate and educational services in Myanmar, according to Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC). Jose Mari del Rosario, Chairman of Microtel Development Corporation, visited the Directorate of Investment and Companies Administration (DICA) in Nay Pyi Taw to discuss the rules and regulations regarding their investment. The Microtel […]