Growth, living standards to rise as Mandalay aims to be second growth engine

Living standards in Mandalay Region are expected to rise this year with per capita GDP rising to K1.7 million compared to K1.5 million in the past, said regional chief minister U Zaw Myint Maung at the Mandalay International Trade Fair and Business Forum held on March 23. This will come on the back of rising […]

The man behind the success of Singapore Festival 2018

In a bid to reach out and enable more Yangonites and visitors to enjoy the festivities, the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) transformed the third edition of the festival from a mall-based format to an outdoor street event this year. Although the festival was organised by STB in collaboration with local non-government group Doh Eain and […]

Geraldine Samson named Montgomery Fitch + Yangon head

Montgomery Fitch COO Geraldine Samson was recently appointed Regional Director for the global creative agency’s upcoming foray into the Myanmar market. The agency is aiming to bring its diverse portfolio of communications and technology services into a burgeoning and rapidly emerging market with a World Bank- projected 7.1% growth rate over the next three years. […]

Wealth report picks Yangon as one of four ‘Cities of the Future’

The annual “Wealth Report” released by global real estate consultancy Knight Frank on March 5 has an interesting angle: Apart from listing global cities most important for ultra-high net worth individuals (UHNWI, people with a fortune of at least $30mn), it also takes a look at the cities with the biggest potential of becoming an […]

Telenor to recruit 3000 Myanmar staff

Norway’s Telenor Group said that they would recruit approximately 3000 Myanmar nationals to provide local communication services. Telenor won the recent Myanmar telecommunication tender. Telenor Group will recruit employees in three phases. In the first phase 25 management level employees who are proficient in business development and strategic planning will be recruited. They will execute […]