No buyers for credit guarantee insurance

Nobody has bought credit guarantee insurance as banks offer limited loans to small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), according to Aye Min Thein, managing director of Myanmar Insurance. Myanmar Insurance started selling loan insurance to SMEs in July. He said: “The banks are disbursing loans to SMEs at the designated amount. But owners who want more […]

Government to reduce restrictions on business sector by March

The government is planning to reduce restrictions on the business sector in March this year, Tin Maung Than, director of the Myanmar Development Research Institute/Centre for Economic and Social Development (MDRI/CESD) told a press conference on sub-national governments and business in Myanmar held at IBC yesterday. Investors who want to do business in Myanmar have […]

IFC provides local bank US$ 5 million for trade financing

YANGON—The International Finance Corporation announced on Tuesday that it has provided a US$ 5 million trade finance facility to locally-owned Myanmar Oriental Bank Limited that will allow the bank to help local companies increase their imports and exports, generate more foreign exchange, and create jobs. This facility will enhance MOB’s capacity to cover the payment […]