Foreign banks finish licence legwork

BRIEF: E.SUN Commercial Bank and State Bank of India – the last of the foreign lenders that won approval to open branches in Myanmar earlier this year – have finished the entry process and begin this week fully licensed. The Central Bank announced late last week that E.SUN Commercial Bank and State Bank of India […]

Myanmar admits more foreign banks ahead of NLD accession

BANGKOK — Myanmar has given preliminary operating licenses to four more foreign banks, following the government’s decision in late 2014 to grant licenses to an initial nine foreign banks. The move — just before a new administration led by Aung San Suu Kyi takes over on April 1 — highlights a rush by the incumbent […]

India to provide $150 million to set up SEZ in Myanmar

New Delhi: India has offered USD 150 million of credit for project exports to set up a SEZ in Myanmar and has expressed hope that the neighbouring country would permit Indian banks to set up branches there. The issues came up for discussion during the three-day visit of Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma to […]