Challenges and opportunities in Myanmar

As Myanmar steps back onto the world stage with renewed vigour, living in the country during these exciting times is like being in a live-action movie. Every day brings new challenges, new developments and new opportunities. But underneath the glitz and glamour of visits from heads of state, hosting the SEA Games, and openings of […]

France Holds First Health Forum in Myanmar in 20 Years

YANGON — A forum to promote medical equipment manufactured by French firms was held in Yangon on Wednesday for the first time in 20 years. The France-Myanmar Healthcare Forum, organized by the French Agency for International Business Development (UBIFRANCE), brought together around 150 businesspeople and healthcare professionals from both countries for a series of presentations […]

Vietnamese Entrepreneurs Eye Myanmar Gem

The joint secretary of Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI) U Myo Thant says there is growing interest from Vietnamese entrepreneurs in the Myanmar gem industry. Vietnamese businessmen came to the Myanmar Gems Emporium held from May 26 to June 7 to seek investment opportunities in the sector. “Vietnam will […]

Investment in Rice Milling Key to Boosting Export, Report Says

YANGON — A new World Bank report said Myanmar can greatly increase its agricultural exports if it can improve the quality of rice through investments in rice mills, while it should also reduce transport costs and formulate policies to support rice export and agricultural production. Myanmar’s reformist government aims to improve agricultural productivity and rice […]

Japan and China buy land plots under Myanmar citizens’ ownership

YANGON—Japan and China have been using Myanmar citizen ownership to close recent purchases of high-rent land plots in the Thilawa Special Economic Zone, real estate agency sources say. “Currently, Chinese are buying buildings in the Shwe Pyi Thar industrial zone, doing business with local businessmen as usual. After the government fixed land prices based on […]

Business Friendly Environment, Myanmar-style

How easy is it to do business in Myanmar? The World Bank and the International Finance Corporation have for the first time added Myanmar to their annual ranking of business-friendly countries around the world. The 2014 Doing Businessreport examines the legal and regulatory environment in 189 economies. Overall, the trend around the world is towards […]

Video: Myanmar Investment Opportunities – What you need to know

Learn about the investment opportunities that are revealed by the new legal framework in Myanmar This is the 1st in a 2-part video series on Investing in Myanmar. This video outlines the business opportunities for foreign investors in the Reserved Sector and the Restricted Industry. Discuss about the size of investment required to be successful […]