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Only 4 consulting firms submit request for proposal to foreign bank selection group

Four firms out of eight consulting subsidiaries in Myanmar have submitted Requests for Proposal to provide consultation services for the selection of foreign banks. The RFPs were invited as the Central Bank of Myanmar is moving forward with the liberalization process. Following the announcement inviting RFPs, Deloitte Touche Myanmar Vigour Advisory Limited, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) Myanmar […]

Foreign tourists seek interpreters over licensed tour guides

INTERNATIONAL tourists are opting for interpreters to show them around Myanmar instead of hiring tour guides, said U Tun Myat, executive member of Myanmar Tourist Guides Association, adding that they are conducting necessary evaluations. He made the remark in a reply to the media after the 2019 Myanmar Chinese Tourist Guides meeting and Myanmar Travel […]

Myanmar Global Investment Forum 2019, 10 – 11 Sep 2019, Nay Pyi Taw

Myanmar is seeing positive signs of economic revival, with domestic and foreign investment improving in response to the opening up to foreign direct investment (FDI), of retail and wholesale trade as well as the insurance business. Now in its 8th year, the Myanmar Global Investment Forum 2019 will offer participants an excellent opportunity to hear […]

Energy Catalyst: Business Networking – 8 July 2019

You are cordially invited to attend a Business Networking Reception hosted by the British Chamber of Commerce Myanmar, in partnership with Global Challenge Research Fund (GCRF), Innovate UK and the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), in honor of the UK Energy Catalyst Mission. The mission derives from the Energy Catalyst Round 7 funding, which […]

Decentralized Energy Market Assessment Report

Access to electricity remains an issue in Myanmar with an estimated 58% of the population, approximately 30 million people, not connected to the main power grid In 2015, the Government of Myanmar formulated the National Electrification Plan (NEP), an ambitious program structured around 5 phases aiming to reach 100% grid electrification by 2030 — in […]

Apparel groups concerned at Myanmar labour law reforms

Business groups representing international garment, footwear, and travel goods buyers have written to the government of Myanmar to express their increasing concern over several worker rights issues in the country. They say they are particularly troubled by ongoing labour law reforms, including “serious and repeated violations of the fundamental rights to freely associate, to organise, […]

The first ever Myanmar Business Environment Index 2019 Report

  The first-ever Myanmar Business Environment Index provides a tool for Myanmar government, businesses, investors, and the public to better understand the strengths and weaknesses of local economic governance in Myanmar. First pioneered by The Asia Foundation in Vietnam over a decade ago, and adapted to the Myanmar context in partnership with Duke University’s Development […]

AustCham / AmCham Joint Chamber Networking, 27 June 2019, Wine Link

The AMCHAM Myanmar and AustCham are thrilled to host a June Joint Chambers Networking at the enticing Wine Link Restaurant & Bar. Use this social networking event as an opportunity to make new connections and expand your circle while enjoying the venue’s fine food and beverages. The entrance fee includes a selection of scrumptious canapes, […]

Secularization of urban migrants can lead to instability

This article shows that the continuous securitisation of poor urban migrants as undesirable elements of the city and as a threat to urban security, can lead to deeper forms of instability. Based on empirical research, the article explores the challenges and survival strategies of poor informal migrants in Hlaing Thayar, which is the township in […]

AustCham: Tour of Yangon Secretariat Heritage Building and Member Networking, 13th June 2019

Please join us for a unique opportunity to tour the inside of one of Yangon’s most historic buildings. A guided tour will be given by one of The Secretariat’s knowledgeable tour guides followed by networking drinks in one of the newly restored spaces within the building. A unique opportunity for AustCham Myanmar members only. Don’t […]