Aussie lawyers land in Myanmar for rule of law initiative

A special counsel from the CBP construction and engineering practice group has joined lawyers from Japan and Myanmar as part of a special program developed by LexisNexis. In April, CBP’s Charles Brannen helped deliver the first The Juris Pilot curriculum as part of a pro bono rule of law initiative to be rolled out in […]

Myanmar’s burgeoning financial sector attracts foreign suppliers

Foreign companies are rushing in to beef up Myanmar’s financial infrastructure, vying to win orders for ATMs and financial software from commercial banks that are rapidly growing under a civilian government. This month, Diebold Nixdorf, the world’s top ATM supplier, will open its first sales office in Myanmar. It is to be staffed with its […]

Wyndham Hotel Group Launches First Project in Myanmar

​​ One of the world’s largest hotel chains, the Wynd­ham Hotel Group, has launched its first project in Myanmar, a Tryp-branded hotel in Yangon’s Mayangon Township. The Yangon hotel is the first Tryp in Southeast Asia and the second in the Asia-Pacific region after Brisbane, Australia. Other cities with Tryp hotels include New York, Paris, […]

US Tech Firm Diebold Nixdorf Opens in Myanmar

​​ DIEBOLD NIXDORF, a leading US tech firm with a presence in more than 130 countries, announced the opening of its office in Myanmar’s commercial hub. Neil Emerson, the firm’s senior vice president and managing director for Asia Pacific, said that its customers’ positive feedback and satisfaction drove them to establish an on-the-ground presence in […]

CB Bank Signs Deal for 500 New ATMs

​​ CB Bank signed a deal with Diebold Nixdorf, a company that provides ATMs, security and software for e-commerce, for the roll out of 500 new CB Bank ATMs across the nation. That new deal doubles the number of CB Bank’s ATMs, from 500 to 1000, and significantly increases their share of total ATMs throughout the […]

Off-Grid Solar to Help Myanmar Bring Electricity to All By 2030

​​ Four feet in length, of aggressive disposition, and deadly poisonous: you don’t want to stand on a Russell’s viper in the dark. Especially if there’s no antivenom for miles around. Yet that’s the daily predicament facing millions of villagers in Myanmar, where snakebites cause about 500 deaths every year. In Yin Ma Chaung, a rural […]

Toyota sees uphill sales battle in Yangon

Local car dealer Toyota Aye and Sons is hoping a hire purchase scheme will help boost sales of a new Toyota model, which has to compete with a sea of used vehicles in a market complicated by regulations. Toyota has been struggling to sell brand-new cars in Myanmar despite campaigns and promotions. The market is already awash with […]

Meliá Yangon Hotel Opens in Myanmar

YANGON, MYANMAR — Meliá Hotels International has opened the Meliá Yangon, the first hotel operated by the brand in the country and a strategic project for its expansion strategy in the Asia Pacific region. Yangon is the country’s largest city and remains the biggest commercial center and main transit hub of the country, as well […]

DB Schenker sets up logistics entity in Myanmar

Schenker Myanmar will manage contract logistics business operations for customers in the telecommunications, and consumer goods industries. Schenker Myanmar will have over 80 employees operating the Contract Logistics & warehousing business, while the Yangon Branch of Schenker Thailand will continue to handle freight, customs clearance and transport operations. “Myanmar has seen a significant increase in […]

What potential does Myanmar offer food exporters?

The boom in tourism in Myanmar has inflated local demand for international food brands, while the local food manufacturing base remains very limited in scope. Tourism is expected to continue to grow after the country’s first democratically elected government came into power in April. Myanmar’s ministry of hotels and tourism announced a record 4.6m international tourists […]