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German firm to advise central bank of Myanmar on licensing foreign lenders

Amid the ongoing liberalization of Myanmar’s financial sector, the central bank has hired a German consulting firm to provide advisory services on the process of awarding licenses to foreign banks looking to do business here. The Central Bank of Myanmar (CBM) announced on Tuesday that Germany’s Roland Berger Company Limited was chosen from among four […]

Locals call for more regulation in retail sector

As foreign retailers enter the domestic market, the government should work to ensure a level playing field, said local retailers. During the Private Sector Development Committee meeting with President U Myint Swe on April 27, Daw Su Hlaing , Secretry of Myanmar Retailers Association, voiced concern for the survival of local retailers in the face […]

PetroChina’s Yunnan refinery exports first diesel cargo

PetroChina’s new 260,000 barrels per day (bpd) Yunnan refinery exported its first diesel cargo on April 29, the company said on Monday via its official newspaper. The cargo was due to be carried by truck from Anning city in southern Yunnan province to the Ruili port on the China-Myanmar border, the paper said. The cargo […]

Soilbuild – a small Singapore construction firm that ventured into Myanmar 30 years after its founding

Soilbuild Construction Group took the plunge to expand overseas even though it was fully aware the move offered no guarantees of profit. Its executive director explains why. SINGAPORE: When it comes to ensuring the growth of our local companies, the most common refrain nearly all bosses of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) hear is this: […]

Vietnamese garment industry faces fierce competition from China, Myanmar

Competition in the world garment market is forecast to be stiffer, not only with China but also with countries such as Myanmar and Cambodia as they increase competitive pressures on Vietnamese products. The information was announced at a seminar on the prospect of garment exports in 2018 held in Ho Chi Minh City on November […]

China-India rivalry warms up in South Asia

For all the bilateral co-operation and warmth within the BRICS and other institutions, the intense China versus India rivalry remains as competitive as ever in South Asia. Being the stronger and more developed country, China generally takes the initiative in the race for regional supremacy and sets the pace. Its latest move, an offer for […]

Deepwater Myanmar could create long-term growth

Deepwater E&P activity offshore Myanmar might pick up, argues Clarksons Research, which could create opportunities for vessel owners, despite a cabotage market in the country. Clarksons said that recent deepwater gas discoveries offshore Myanmar have bolstered the confidence of oil companies sufficiently for them to start planning deepwater drilling campaigns, in spite of weaker energy […]

How Genius Coffee cracked Myanmar’s premium export market

One of the main challenges facing Myanmar is developing its export trade. The majority of Myanmar’s exports are extractives and raw goods. But some of Myanmar’s most lucrative potential export markets need to produce more value-added high-quality goods. The Global New Light of Myanmar Daily Newspaper interviewed U Ngwe Tun, founder mof Aung Nay Lin […]

Japan’s ENEOS motor oil and lubricant gains market share

ENEOS, which dominates at least half the market in Japan, is distributed in lower Myamnar by conglomerate Myanma Golden Star’s (MGS) subsidiary MGS Lubricant under an agreement with JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation, one of Japan’s largest oil and gas companies. MGS chair U Thein Tun said the company will strive to widen the […]

Traders wish for negotiations with Chinese for blocked bank accounts

Traders want the State to enter into negotiations with the Chinese government over 1,000 bank accounts of Myanmar merchants which are frozen by Chinese banks, merchants said. The Chinese government blocked the bank accounts which are used in transactions in the course of taking actions against illegal importers from Myanmar and Viet Nam. The bank […]