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Japan insurers enter Myanmar in joint-venture frenzy

TOKYO/YANGON — Five Japanese insurers have teamed up with local players to enter Myanmar’s fledgling insurance market, looking to provide such products as annuities and automobile policies to a largely uninsured population. The Myanmar government announced in January that foreign insurance companies would be allowed offer products in the country, either on their own or […]

Myanmar likely to open more sectors to FDI

A SURGE in interest among global players following the liberalisation of Myanmar’s education sector to foreign investors has motivated the authorities to continue opening up the economy in other restricted sectors. Thant Sin Lwin, deputy director general at the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA), said at a press conference on Tuesday that Myanmar […]

Foreign insurance companies to be allowed to enter Myanmar

Foreign insurance companies will be allowed to run in Myanmar under the arrangement of the Insurance Supervisory Committee, said Dr Sandar Oo, managing director of Myanma Insurance, during Myanmar Insurance Summit 2018 held at Sule Shangri-La Hotel in Yangon on February 22. “If foreign insurance firms are allowed to operate here, they will bring here […]

Insurance liberalisation must strike delicate balance in Myanmar

Insurance is normally a highly competitive industry, but in Myanmar – only recently opened to the international market – that competition is highly controlled. Nyo Myint, Vice Chairman of IKBZ Insurance, explains that although the monopoly of the state-owned Myanma Insurance has ended, the country’s 12 insurance companies are still relative novices. Myanmar’s insurance industry […]

Foreign insurance companies who meet their standards allow to work in SEZs says IBSC

Foreign insurance companies who meet their standards allow to work in SEZs says IBSC Insurance Business Supervision Committee (IBSC) will be the only granted foreign insurance company which meets their standardizations to work in Thilawa Kyaukpyu and Dawei special economic zones, according to its committee. The committee said they will announce the profile of companies […]

Foreign insurance companies can start in Thilawa from 2015

Foreign insurance companies can start operating in Thilawa Special Economic Zone during its first phase beginning in January 2015, Deputy Finance Minister Dr Maung Maung Thein told reporters at the Yangon-based state-owned Myanma Insurance office on November 16. “According to an existing Special Economic Zone law, foreign insurance companies can run their business [within special […]

Government hopes to start insurance scheme next January

A ground-breaking scheme is being launched that will enable Myanmar citizens to take out insurance covering health, insurance and the effects of bad weather in the next few months. says U Maung Maung Thein, deputy minister for Finance and Revenue. Speaking to the media at Mya Nan DawHOTEL IN Nay Pyi Taw on August 28, […]