Uber vs Grab vs Hello vs Oway – Week 2

Comparative Analysis of Uber, Grab, Hello & Oway versus a Normal Taxi i.e. the traditional taxi that you can find along the street and who are not Uber, Grab, Hello or Oway driver. Our methodology is very simple. 4 of our staff go for lunch together – they each take an Uber, Grab, Hello & […]

Uber vs Grab vs Hello vs Oway – Week 1

Comparative Analysis of Uber, Grab, Hello & Oway versus a Normal Taxi i.e. the traditional taxi that you can find along the street and who are not Uber, Grab, Hello or Oway driver. Our methodology is very simple. 4 of our staff go for lunch together – they each take an Uber, Grab, Hello & […]

Uber Myanmar hiring 1) Operation & Logistics Manager & 2) Marketing Manager

We attended the Uber Networking Event organized by AMCC that was held at BurBrit Brewery last night. More than 200 people attended the event. During the evening’s presentation  Sam Bool, the Expansion General Manager for Uber South-East Asia told us that they have just started and at the moment it is hard to find an […]

Dagon City Saga – A vote of confidence in the future of Yangon City as a livable heritage city

Shwedagon Pagoda is the defining landmark in the City Center – no high-rise is allowed within a 1.6 km radius Source of photo: Airpano.com I am a Singaporean who runs a business consultancy in Myanmar since early 2013. I think most foreigners have very little understanding of what goes on in Myanmar. I have seen […]

Why are Singapore companies so prolific in Myanmar?

Based on the latest statistics that I received from the Myanmar Department of Investment and Company Administration. As of the end of the Myanmar financial year 31st March 2015 Singapore is the leading investor in Myanmar. One in every four companies opened by foreigners in Myanmar is from Singapore. Out of 4,324 foreign owned companies […]

Low risk tolerance investors waiting for results of 2015 election to invest

According to a report by consulting firm New Crossroads Asia – low risk tolerance investors are waiting for the results of the 2015 election before investing in Myanmar. Aung Naing Oo, director general of the Directorate of Investment and Companies Administration (DICA) said there was some truth to this. “Reports that foreign companies are waiting […]

Japan & Singapore big winners in foreign banking licence award

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list 9 foreign banks have been awarded preliminary Foreign Banking License on 1st October 2014. The award of the banking licence also shows the influence that the countries that the banks come from – in financing development and trade in Myanmar with the rest of the world. The big […]

Viber focuses on Myanmar market where its user base has grown exponentially in 3 years to 5 million.

I attended the media event held by Viber in Yangon this afternoon. Viber is the mobile messaging company that was bought over by Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten for US$900 million early this year. The team led by Miss Crystal Lee – Viber Country Manager for Philippines showed impressive Myanmar market share figure from OnDevice’s research […]

How does one get off the US Sanction List?

Based on the discussion that I had with a US Embassy official in Yangon on their recent activity in inviting Myanmar people (eg Tay Za of Htoo & Company and Steven Law of Asia World) on the OFAC SDN List for a discussion on what they can do to remove themselves from the SDN List […]

Myanmar Offshore Oil & Gas Environmental Impact Assessment Conference on 11th Mar 2014

With the impending announcement of the winners for the 30 offshore oil & gas blocks, we are pleased to announce that CSA Ocean Science, Inc (USA) will be holding a presentation on: Myanmar Offshore Environmental Impact Assessment. The presentation will be delivered by Dr. David A. Gettleson (Director/Senior Scientist, CSA Ocean Sciences, U.S.A), and will include the representative […]