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Shan State Investment Forum, 26 – 27 Nov 2019 at Royal Taunggyi Hotel, Shan State

VENUE AND DATE The Shan State Investment Fair will be held at the Royal Taunggyi Hotel, Taunggyi on 26 and 27 November 2019, organized by Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC), Shan State Investment Committee (SSIC) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Government. The Shan State Investment Forum is comprised […]

Starbucks extends preparation period for Myanmar investment

Starbucks has been plan­ning to open 20 Starbuck stores using a $6 million investment, and they have an­nounced an extension to their preparation period. “They have extended their preparation period because they are weighing the decision to enter Myanmar. If they de­cide not to invest in Myanmar, they will be required to return the investment […]

Guide to ‘Respecting Myanmar Culture in the Workplace’ launched

The Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA) and the Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB) have launched an guide to “Respecting Myanmar Culture in the Workplace”. The guide aims to help foreigners understand Myanmar culture and avoid cross-cultural misunderstanding in the workplace and with local communities. It was developed by the MCRB, in partnership […]

Authorities aim to strengthen investment facilitation in related ministries

The Ministry of Investment and Foreign Economic Relations has pledged to strengthen investment facilitation in related ministries. Speaking at a training workshop in Nay Pyi Taw, U Aung Naing Oo, the ministry’s permanent secretary, stressed the importance of investment facilitation and the role of all investment-facing government agencies in the process. “Investment promotion and facilitation […]

Ex-Blackwater boss moves into Myanmar security

Frontier Services Group (FSG), founded by former US military contractor Erik Prince, says it is moving into Myanmar to provide security services to Chinese and other foreign investors. Blackwater, a now-defunct private military contractor founded by Mr Prince, was condemned internationally after its employees allegedly opened fire on a Baghdad street in 2007, killing at […]

Chinese Developer’s Grand Claims Spark Fresh Concern in Karen State

YANGON — A Chinese company behind an urban development project near the Thai border in Karen State says it is planning to build on a swath of land under the control of a local armed group many times the size it was granted by the government. The Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) approved 25.5 acres of […]

Singapore leads FDI list

Singapore has topped the list of foreign investments with over 20 billion USD, which accounts for more than 26 per cent of the total foreign investment, according to Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA). From 1988-89 to 2018-19 fiscal year, the total foreign investment hit nearly 79 billion USD. Since taking office in 1988, […]

Myanmar makers confident despite sector slowdown

The Myanmar apparel export industry continues to grow, but at a slower pace than last year as a result of added political risk from the persecution and abuse against Rohingya Muslims on the border with Bangladesh, which has received widespread international condemnation. Despite this, the sector is confident garment exports will likely exceed US$3bn in 2018, and footwear will […]

Myanmar throws weight behind Hong Kong as BRI “superconnector”

Myanmar recognises Hong Kong’s “distinctive role” as the Belt and Road Initiative’s “super connector”, a cabinet minister said last week during an official visit to the city, while businesses urged Nay Pyi Taw to take a more proactive approach in the scheme. Newly appointed chair of the Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) U Thaung Tun, who […]

Govt Investment Body to Share Regulations for Companies Law Soon

YANGON — The Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA) said it would release regulations relating to the new Companies Law before it takes effect on Aug. 1 with instructions on electronic registration, company constitutions and capital structures. “We submitted the regulations to the [government’s] Economic Committee already; the cabinets will review it later,” said […]