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Japanese companies, DKSH enter Myanmar wholesale market

Three Japanese companies and a Swiss trading house have become the first foreign entities authorised to do retail and/ or wholesale business in Myanmar. Toyota Group’s trading arm Toyota Tsusho, pharmaceutical firm Otsuka and diaper manufacturer Mycare Unicharm are authorised to operate wholesale business as a 100% foreign-owned business, according to an announcement from the […]

At least five more years needed for Myanmar to go cashless

Myanmar’s cash dependent economy has become a burden on the government’s coffers in recent years and a widespread adoption of an electronic payment system in the country is needed. Yet, experts say it could take a minimum of five more years for society to go cashless. “It costs the government money to print cash and […]

Premium Distribution and Trust Venture Partners Announce Investment in UniVege

Premium Distribution, one of Myanmar’s largest wholesalers, and leading financial advisor Trust Venture Partners (TVP) are pleased to announce a newly formed joint venture which will fully acquire the business of hydroponic plant grower Provide Advanced Technology (PAT). The food tech startup was set up by Japanese entrepreneurs and grows organic salad and vegetables. PAT […]

New retail directive well-received, but raises unanswered questions

Myanmar has taken pains to liberalise its economy and draw foreign investors to become more competitive. Over the past two years, it has rolled out major new legislation including the Condominium Law, Investment Law and Companies Law. This year, it released two new directives opening up the education and retail sectors to full foreign ownership, […]

International partnerships drive transparency among Myanmar companies

Good corporate governance is what attracts investors, such as International Financial Corporation (IFC), for companies, according to the findings revealed by the latest transparency report. The report also points to the very poor disclosure record and absence of corporate governance by companies which are registered at Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA) as “public” […]

Collier Propety Report – Yangon Retail Q3 2017

Retail Market Gains Further Momentum Yangon continues to shift towards retail modernisation. In fact, the opening of St. John City Mall and Junction City Shopping Mall defined further quality improvements over the recent quarters. Given robust demand, Colliers expects that supply will build up and more innovative trends will persist. We see especially strong growth […]

Inle chemical-free tomatoes to be available in Yangon market

The Inle chemical-free tomatoes, the first Good Agricultural Practices (GAP)-compliant crop produced in the country, is now being sold at the City Mart in Yangon, according to Nyaung Shwe Restaurants Businessmen Association secretary U Aung Kyaw. The Nyaung Shwe Restaurants Businessmen Association in cooperation with the Nyaung Shwe Agricultural Department in Shan State supported the […]

Medium-Income Housing Offered on Installment Plan in Mandalay

The Garden City Apartment Complex will break ground next week with the aim of giving medium-income people the chance to buy a unit, said project director U Zin Min Swe. Civil servants who are currently working will receive a 5 percent discount and all buyers will be linked up with banks that allow interest-free installment […]

Fiscal Year 2017-18: a New Dawn for Economic Policies

​​ The new fiscal year will start on April 1, which also marks the start of new laws and economic policies for Myanmar. The new Myanmar Investment Law, which was recently passed, will come into effect on April 1 and its implementation and enactment will spell changes for the country’s businesses and investors. A developing […]

Development waves hit Myanmar’s regional cities

YANGON — Large mixed-use projects are under construction in Mandalay and other regional cities across Myanmar as developers broaden their focus outside of Yangon, the country’s largest city. Local real estate giant New Star Light Construction is slated to complete a commercial-residential complex in Mandalay this year, the biggest in the nation’s second-largest city. The […]