Ambient Digital Group Appoints Yvette Ces as Regional Associate Business Director

Digital media and marketing solutions company, Ambient Digital Group, has appointed Yvette Ces as Regional Associate Business Director. Her responsibilities will include heading up the Myanmar business to expand on its strong growth. Ces will work from the Yangon office, and be responsible for all sales, marketing and new business activities, as well as back […]

Kaladan woes reflect frustrated Indian vision for Myanmar and Southeast Asia

India’s ambitions to establish a foothold in Myanmar and strengthen ties with Southeast Asia risk being jeopardised by the ongoing Kaladan project. This ambitious venture exposes India’s overseas infrastructure failings, and thus its inability to push rival China aside. Long deterred by Myanmar’s status as a military dictatorship, India has only relatively recently built substantial […]

First Hilton Graduates in Myanmar to Enter Workforce

Twenty-eight graduates of the Hilton Vocational Training Center have officially entered the workforce in Myanmar after having completed two years of diploma study in hospitality management. The graduates are now fulltime employees at Hilton properties in Myanmar. Established in Nay Pyi Taw in September 2015, the Hilton Vocational Training Center was launched by Hilton and […]

Manila Water, IFC to collaborate on water projects in Asia Pacific

PARTNERSHIP FOR WATER PROJECT – Manila Water Philippine Ventures and Manila Water Asia Pacific President and CEO Virgilio C. Rivera Jr. (second from left) and IFC Regional Director for East Asia and the Pacific Vivek Pathak (center) shake hands during the MOU-signing together with Manila Water Company Chairman Fernando Zobel de Ayala (left) and IFC […]

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 […]