Myanmar Trade Show, Exhibition & Conference Calendar for the month of March & April 2017

Name, Venue & Organizer Date Myanmar International Gems Jewellery & Watch Expo, National Museum of Myanmar, Yangon, Myanmar, Organized by AsiaConnect (Thailand) Co., Ltd. 24-27 Mar 2017 Myanmar Gar Tex Expo, Rose Garden Hotel, Yangon, Myanmar, Minh Vi Exhibition & Advertisement Services Co., Ltd (Veas Co., Ltd) 29-31 Mar 2017 India Education Fair Yangon, Summit […]

Myanmar businesses characterized by low level of company formation, low diversification, low productivity and small firm of less than 10 workers according to Myanmar Business Survey

A report which provides an overview of businesses in Myanmar and sheds light on the constraints they face, was launched today by the Deputy Minister of Planning and Finance, H.E U Maung Maung Win and the UNDP Assistant Administrator and Director of the Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific, Haoliang Xu. The Myanmar Business […]

Impact of Agricultural Investment in Myanmar

After years of international isolation, Myanmar is liberalizing its economy and seeking to attract growing levels of foreign investment. Agriculture currently plays a crucial role in the country’s economy and more than 60 percent of the population depend on agriculture for their livelihoods. The Government of Myanmar (GoM) has acknowledged the need to support smallholders […]

Laundry Delivery Service taking hold in Yangon

Laundry.com.mm, a BOD tech start-up operating from Nawaday Street, is aiming to overhaul the Yangon laundry industry by providing unmatched quality and the convenience of door-to-to delivery. Laundry.com.mm is a new service that partners professional laundry with a convenient door-to-door delivery system. Customers can order pickup through a mobile app or online. The cleaning itself […]

Why the US Election Matters for Myanmar

The next president will determine whether Obama’s interest in Myanmar was aberration or precedent. In January, U.S. President Barack Obama will leave office and presumably begin work on his highly anticipated memoir. As Obama reflects over the past eight years, he will most certainly meditate on his engagement with Myanmar, and how it became such […]

Collier: Mandalay Property Market Report 2016

Modest but continuous growth Joshua De Las Alas Analyst | Research & Advisory Mandalay’s property landscape is in an emerging state with better quality real estate products now slowly unfolding. Demand prospects for international standard landed residences are especially strong, while shifting consumer preferences are leading to a modern retail transformation. Colliers advises developers to […]

US terminated remaining sanctions against Myanmar on 7 Oct 2016

On 7th October 2016 – President Obama signed the Executive Order to terminate the remaining economic and financial sanctions against Myanmar that make it very difficult for US banks, financial institutions and companies to do business with Myanmar. That means the following group of people and entities have been removed from the US Sanction List […]

Complete List of 204 entities and individuals removed from the US Sanction List for Burma

The following deletions have been made to OFAC’s SDN List for Burma as of 7/10/2016:   STATE PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL OF BURMA [BURMA].   SHWE, Than; DOB 02 Feb 1935; alt. DOB 02 Feb 1933; nationality Burma; citizen Burma; Senior General, Minister of Defense and Commander-in-Chief of Defense Services; Chairman, State Peace and Development […]

Special Report: Investigation reveals gold mining destruction in Myanmar

A lengthy investigation published by Radio Free Asia is putting the spotlight on the disastrous effects of the poorly regulated gold mining industry in Myanmar. From unprecedented environmental destruction to the human toll of low-paying and hazardous jobs, RFA’s multimedia story delves deeply into the consequences of the country’s decision to open its mines to both multinational firms […]

Time to re-look your investment plan in Myanmar as Obama pledges to lift all remaining sanctions against Myanmar

President Obama this morning pledge that the US will lift all remaining sanction s against Myanmar after meeting Daw Aung San Suu Kyi at the Oval Office.   Currently the last remaining Myanmar tycoons on the SDN List are Steven Law of the Asia World Group U Zaw Zaw of the Max Myanmar Group U […]