Japanese Company Readies Nursing-Care Expansion Into Myanmar

​​ TOKYO — Japan’s Gakken Holdings will begin operating nursing-care facilities in Myanmar, continuing the company’s expansion into Asian markets where demand is expected to grow as the population ages. Subsidiary Gakken Cocofump, which handles the education company’s nursing operations, will open an adult day-care center in April run by local joint venture Gakken Ace Education. The […]

Telenor on a building spree in Myanmar

The Norwegian-linked company Telenor wants to make sure that affordable mobile communication services reach all levels of Myanmar society, and not only targeting the high-income earners. CEO of the company, Lars Erik Tellmann, says that they plan on doing so by adopting the same sales and distribution model that was implemented in several other Asian countries. “Telenor is committed […]

Brazil sugar flows to Myanmar seen rising as Indian exports abate

Brazilian low quality white sugar flows are expected to increase to Myanmar, believed to be a gateway for sugar smuggled into China, as Indian sweetener exports fall. Surging domestic sugar prices in India mean that Indian mills will increasingly spurn the export market, traders say. Availability of Thai sugar is also thin due to hefty […]

Lighting & Equipment sets up unit in Myanmar

Lighting & Equipment has established a lighting subsidiary, L&E Myanmar Co, in the neighbouring country. The new company will provide full services related to lighting, including design, consultancy, installation, commissioning and maintenance. It will also provide full support services related to alternative-energy devices including design, consultancy, installation, commissioning and maintenance. According to its filing to […]

Balloon adventures set for takeoff in Mandalay

Eager adventurers will soon have the chance to enjoy an aerial view of Mandalay from a hot air balloon starting this October, a newly launched company says. Oriental Ballooning plans to launch the service on October 25, with daily, pre-sunrise services through to at least the end of March – weather permitting. “There was no […]