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World Bank confident China will post 6.2% growth rate

The World Bank maintained its prediction for Chinese economic growth at 6.2 percent in 2019, despite increasing global uncertainties, because the world’s second-largest economy has remained resilient, an updated report said on Friday. “In an external environment that has become less favorable due to slowing global growth and rising trade tensions, China’s economy will need […]

Myanmar has an energy problem

Ever since Myanmar undertook a series of political, economic and administrative reforms in 2011, the country’s economy has steadily improved. According to data from the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Myanmar is enjoying some of the highest growth rates in the region. The ADB predicts that the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) will grow by eight […]

Myanmar needs to accelerate economic reforms to sustain growth: ADB

Presenting an optimistic growth outlook for the current fiscal and the coming years, ADB urges government of Myanmar to continue focusing on economic reforms, particularly in the areas of public finance management, legal and regulatory frameworks and governance and accountability. Pointing out the need for prudent use of scarce resources for infrastructure and skill development […]

Govt draft roadmap to develop and support digital economy in Myanmar

Myanmar has released its official strategy for developing its digital economy over the next six years, according to the Ministry of Planning and Finance. Published February 26, the Myanmar Digital Economy Roadmap was drafted with a mission of enabling digital transformation, governance, trade and innovation to develop a digital economy and encourage inclusive and sustainable […]

The emergence of Suukyinomics

State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) administration in Myanmar has been heavily condemned by international policy analysts for its absent economic vision and lack of a tangible policy on minority management. But it seems now there is a plan: Suukyinomics, a brand that began with the announcement on 28–29 January […]

City Mart and Sandanila Investments launch City Invest Fund

City Mart Holding Co Ltd (CMHL) in conjunction with Sandanila Investments will be launching the City Invest Fund, which will be an investor and partner to small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) food manufacturers. The primary motivation for the fund is to help increase the quality, quantity, and proportion of products made in Myanmar in modern […]

Bid to establish Myanmar derivatives market begins

THOUGH Myanmar’s stock market is yet to be very active due to a lag in investor interest, another move is now under way to set up a derivatives market in the nation, according to a workshop held at the Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX) yesterday. Min Htike Aung, managing director of New World Financial Group, said […]

Traders hope for a boost from new gem laws

The new amendments to the law governing the extraction of gemstones in Myanmar are expected to offer relief for the gem industry in Mandalay. Industry insiders interviewed by Myanmar Times said they hope the market in Mandalay will bounce back this year after the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw on December 18 amended the tax rates and restrictions […]

Reset capital market, allow foreign competition to unleash growth: leaders

Foreign investor interest in Myanmar appears to be waning at a time when the global economy is losing momentum, if recent data is anything go by. As such, a hard reset of the local capital market is needed to ensure the business environment remains friendly to existing firms and entrepreneurs, as their survival and growth […]

Get All Myanmar aims high for rapid growth to expand overseas

WITH online to offline (O2O) platforms on the rise across Asia, Get All Myanmar Co, a locally owned enterprise that began commercial operations in February this year, is confident that it will be able to expand overseas in a few years, according to Nyein Chan Soe Win, the firm’s co-founder and chief executive. “We have […]