Unblocking the path to capital freedom for SMEs

Myanmar’s financial sector must progress towards becoming more inclusive of small and medium enterprises (SMEs), which form the backbone of the country’s economy, but face difficulties obtaining access to funds for expansion and growth. “We need to liberalise the financial sector to encourage start-ups and support SMEs. This involves integrating the full-range of financial services […]

Strict Lending Rules Limit Growth of Hire Purchase in Myanmar

Hire purchase is failing to catch on in Burma due to strict Central Bank rules limiting the length of credit agreements and demanding large amounts of paperwork from consumers, observers said this week. After private banks began to prosper in the country once again in 2010, there were signs a hire purchase market would take […]