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Boozy battle-ground: a turf war brews in Myanmar

At a beer station on Bogyoke Aung San Road, servers traipse from table to table, handing mugs of Myanmar Beer to cheroot-smoking men in longyis. Another beer station in Sanchaung township looks almost exactly the same, but with Dagon Beer decorations and brew dripping from the taps. All over Myanmar, domestic brands such as Myanmar […]

Heineken’s Foot in the Door

Last Friday’s launch of Heineken Beer in Myanmar marked the official entrance of the Amsterdam-based giant’s flagship brand, but the company’s place in the market will require years of strategy and legwork. With a newly-built factory in Hmawbi township, the conglomerate has already begun selling their brews for weeks, time enough to test the market […]

Myanmar Army Conglomerate Says It Has Won Beer Spat With Singapore’s F&N

SINGAPORE — A military-linked Burmese conglomerate said it has won an arbitration case against Singapore’s Fraser and Neave Ltd (F&N) that will give it the right to buy the latter’s stake in Myanmar’s biggest brewery. Union of Myanma Economic Holdings Limited (UMEHL) said in a statement on Friday that a panel of two unnamed Singapore […]

Singapore’s Fraser & Neave Says in Beer Spat With Myanmar Partner

Singapore property and drinks conglomerate Fraser and Neave said on Thursday its joint venture partner, which is run by Burma’s military, plans to start arbitration proceedings over the company’s stake in Myanmar Brewery. The brewery represents only a small part of F&N’s business but losing its stake would mean being shut out of one of […]