Novoair starts flight to Yangon

Novoair yesterday started an international flight to Yangon in Myanmar. The airline will run three weekly flights between Dhaka and Yangon on Sundays, Tuesdays and Fridays with Embraer ERJ145 aircraft, the carrier said in a statement. The airline will charge Tk 22,222 for a two-way ticket, according to the statement. Novoair is also offering a […]

Myanmar Millennium Group and Atos sign for banking services

In another sign Myanmar’s financial services industry is moving forward, French digital services firm Atos has made its market debut through a partnership with Myanmar Millennium Group (MMG), with the two businesses signing a memorandum of understanding on October 17. The link-up, which will bring Atos’ banking service offering to Myanmar, connects the foreign IT […]

KBZ Eyes Niche Market with Credit Card

Local lender KBZ Bank has launched Myanmar’s first credit card recently, eyeing to tap into big businesses and high-income individuals’ needs for credit card in the country. Launched late last month, there were 500 applicants at the beginning, which has grown in its first week to 600, according to KBZ officials. U Nyo Myint, managing […]

KBZ Bank Ties Up with Taiwan’s Cathay United Bank

Local lender Kanbawza Bank Ltd (KBZ) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Taiwan’s Cathay United Bank (CUB) in a bid to promote collaboration between the two banks in a number of areas. The two banks will collaborate closer in areas including international banking services, technical assistance, staff training, interbank business, syndication loans and […]

Indian Agri Logistics Group Ties Up with United Amara Bank for Collateral Financing

Indian agri logistics and warehousing company SLCM Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sohan Lal Commodity Management Group, has signed a memorandum of agreement with local lender United Amara Bank (UAB) for collateral financing in Myanmar. The move is aimed at strengthening the network for providing collateral management solutions to farmers, processors, traders, exporters and importers […]

Singapore to Cooperate in Banking Supervision

Banking authorities of Myanmar and Singapore have agreed to cooperate in banking supervision and capacity building, an official report said. The move will be made under a memorandum of understanding signed between the Central Bank of Myanmar and the Monetary Authority of Singapore at their 5th Myanmar-Singapore Joint Ministerial Working Committee Meeting. The joint meeting […]

Sri Lanka’s Commercial Bank begins Myanmar operations with opening of Yangon office

June 10, Yangon: The Commercial Bank of Ceylon opened its representative office in Yangon on Monday, 8th June, formally launching its operations in Myanmar, initially to offer Advisory Services to Sri Lankan and Bangladeshi businesses wishing to enter that country, and to arrange Banking and Advisory facilities, funds transfer and encashment services. Commercial Bank is […]

For foreign lenders, Myanmar is no zero-sum game

SINGAPORE – A Foreign bank setting up a branch in Yangon must take its first step together with eight other lenders, all eager to tap a country that has been in isolation for more than 50 years. But international lenders noted that co-operation, not direct competition, will serve the greater good for now. “Competition among […]

Bangkok Bank set to open branch in Yangon

Bangkok Bank (BBL) is set to open its first branch in Myanmar next Tuesday after obtaining permission from the Central Bank of Myanmar. The Yangon branch will provide a full range of services for foreign-invested companies and domestic banks in Myanmar in both foreign currencies and kyat, BBL said in a statement. The bank was […]