Myanmar’s KBZ Bank picks S’pore as launch pad to region

One of Myanmar’s biggest privately owned banks aims to use Singapore’s prime location as a launch pad to expand its commercial presence in the region. U Nyo Myint, senior managing director of Kanbawza Bank (KBZ Bank), said yesterday: “The bank is one of the most successful banks in Myanmar and we would like to expand […]

OCBC appoints Bangkok branch GM to oversee Myanmar operations

OCBC Bank said on Monday that it has appointed banking veteran Daniel Tan Piak Chiau as the general manager designate of the new Myanmar branch that opens next year. Mr Tan, 51, who assumed office with effect from Nov 1, 2014, had been general manager of the bank’s Bangkok branch for the past 10 years […]

OCBC builds anew with 60 years’ history

Singapore’s OCBC Bank has 60 years of experience banking in Myanmar as it looks to build its presence following its licence win last month. Tan Chor Sen, OCBC’s international head, said having a Myanmar branch is important as the country is the next up-and-coming destination for business in the region. “We are possibly the only […]