Myanmar Trade Show, Exhibition & Conference Calendar for the month of May & June 2017

Name, Venue & Organizer Date Myanmar International Machine Tool and Automation Exhibition,    Tatmadaw Exhibition Hall, Yangon, Myanmar, Chan Chao International Co. Limited 11-14 May 2017 Myanmar Franchise Expo, Tatmadaw Exhibition Hall, Yangon, Myanmar, AMB Tarsus Exhibitions Sdn Bhd 12-14 May 2017 BuildTech Yangon,  Myanmar Convention Center, Yangon, Myanmar, Sphere Exhibits Pte Ltd 18-20 May 2017 […]

Education Reform to support Myanmar’s Industrialization Strategy

I was born in the town of Kanyutkwin in Bago Division, Myanmar in 1990. I left the country in 2005 to further my education in Singapore. When I came back to Yangon for work early this year, I noticed that the streets are more crowded; the traffic are worse; there are more high-rise in the […]

Insurance in Myanmar: Spreading the Risk

Even though insurance has been around for over one hundred and fifty years in Myanmar, it has all the makings of a new phenomenon.  Before independence in 1948, there were between eighty to one hundred firms operating.  As a republic with a short stint of democracy at its birth and subsequent decades of military rule, […]

Education Services sector in Myanmar now open to foreign investment

In the list of Promoted Sector that Myanmar’s Department of Investment and Company Administration (DICA) announced on 1st April 2017 under MIC Notification No 13/2017 there is a category for Education Services, which list the following business activities: Private schools Schools which apply international curriculum Technology and vocational institutes Higher education services Sport education services […]

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 […]