What Myanmar’s Facebook supremacy means for business

Written by Ben Roache The way people use the internet in Myanmar – and, in particular, the dominance of Facebook – has implications for businesses and advertising agencies. IN MYANMAR, Facebook is the internet. While Facebook usage is high in many countries, a very late-stage adoption of smartphones and the internet has created a technology […]

Nectar “Milk & Honey” Yogurt Franchise available for Myanmar

The Franchisor : Gastro Network Pte Ltd, Singapore is looking for Exclusive Master Franchise for the territory of Myanmar. Master franchise fee starts from USD 85,000. Below are the details of the franchise: nectar® is a Singapore brand founded upon the ideas of providing artisanal yogurt and designer desserts with European and Japanese influences, using […]

YBS Payment Card System bidding winner to be announced 10 Jan 2018

The name of the company that will install a card system for the Yangon Bus Service (YBS) will be announced on 10 January, according to a recent report in Myawady Daily. Anypay Payment Services Company, Asia Starman Transport Intelligent Co and Excel KC Myanmar Company were initially selected to provide services for Yangon Payment Services […]

Minimum wage set at Ks4,800 per day

The National Committee on Minimum Wage announced yesterday that Ks4,800 per day, at the rate of Ks600 per hour, has been established as the minimum wage. The official announcement signed by Union Minister for Labour, Immigration and Population U Thein Swe came yesterday following a meeting of the committee on 29 December. The new minimum […]

A baseline survey of Yangon Sector Workforce in the Garment Industry

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY In May 2017, C&A Foundation commissioned Enlightened Myanmar Research Foundation and Andaman Research & Advisory to undertake a study of the garment sector workforce. C&A Foundation and its partners recognized there was a lack of a strong quantitative evidence on the demographics and economic standing of garment sector workers. This executive summary provides […]

BritCham & AmCham Joint Networking Event – 24 Jan 2018, 6pm to 8pm

Join the American and British Chambers sponsored by Exera for an evening of socialising and free flow beer, wine and soft drinks. Light canapes will be served. Free for AMCHAM and BritCham members | 25 USD / 34,000 MMK for non-members Venue to be announced soon ***Please note there is limited space for this event! […]

New Condominium Rules allow more flexibility for foreigners

Foreigners will be given more flexibility to invest in the local property sector, according to new rules under the Condominium Law announced Thursday. The Condominium Rules are the final steps of the implementation of the Condominium Law, which was approved last year. The rules, which were signed by the Union Minister for Construction on December […]

World Bank: Myanmar Poverty Assessment 2017

Key Findings A joint assessment prepared by the Ministry of Planning and Finance and the World Bank finds that living standards have improved and poverty declined between 2004 to 2015. Poverty steadily declined from 32.1% in 2004 to 25.6% in 2009 to 19.4% in 2015, using the method put forward in the Integrated Household and […]

Cigar legend Robaina denies involvement with Burmese Tobacco Trading Co

While news of a new venture called the Burmese Tobacco Trading Co. began circulating late Thursday night, one of the key players in the story says he has nothing to do with it. The company announced that it had successfully grown tobacco on nearly 80 acres of virgin soil in Myanmar under the supervision of […]

Robaina Tobacco Family Partners With The Burmese Tobacco Trading Company

MIAMI, Dec. 8, 2017 Burmese Tobacco Trading Company announces collaboration with the world renowned Robaina tobacco family. The Burmese Tobacco Trading Company plans to roll out the Don Alejo Robaina Cigar brand in 2018, with plans to distribute in Europe, North America, and Asian markets. The Don Alejo Robaina brand will be dedicated to the […]