Myanmar’s manufacturing PMI rises to 49.3 in August

TOKYO — The Nikkei Myanmar Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index, or PMI, rose slightly to 49.3 in August from 49.1 in July. A reading above 50 indicates economic expansion, while a reading below 50 points toward contraction. The latest data marked the third consecutive month of contraction. “Higher raw material prices were commonly cited as the […]

Myanmar’s emerging rich

As Myanmar’s economy steadily grows, a higher percentage of Yangon’s population are finding themselves with more cash to spend. Imported products from Thailand and Hong Kong can be seen on display in downtown shopping malls – something that would have been impossible two years ago as foreign goods were banned under the military junta. Big […]