New Companies Law Submitted to Parliament

NAYPYITAW — The Myanmar government submitted a draft of the new Myanmar Companies Law to the Upper House on Thursday. The draft law combines elements of the Myanmar Companies Act of 1914 and the Special Companies Act of 1950, reworked in hopes of attracting foreign investment, said Deputy Minister for Planning and Finance U Maung […]

The Clock is Ticking for Myanmar Government to Show Real Progress

Myanmar is not the only country in ASEAN which attracts foreign direct investments (FDIs), Simon Tay, chair of Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA), said during the sideline interview of the 2nd ASEAN-Myanmar Forum held in the commercial capital yesterday. He added that the critical thing is to see some real progress in the next […]

Myanmar Announces 10 Prioritized Areas for Investment

YANGON, June 28 (Xinhua)– Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) has announced 10 areas which will be prioritized for investment by both local and foreign entrepreneurs, Myanmar News Agency reported Wednesday. The 10 prioritized areas for investment include agriculture, livestock and fishery, export promotion, import substitution, power, logistics, education, health care, affordable housing construction and establishment of […]

FDI Expected to Exceed $6bn

Total foreign direct investment (FDI) is expected to reach US$6.1 billion in 2017-18, according to the Directorate of Investments and Company Administration (DICA). Aung Naing Oo, the director-general of the DICA, said: “We draft our projects based on the National Comprehensive Development Plan of 2011-2030. Under the project, the FDI is set to reach up to US$140 billion between 2014 and 2030. In doing so, the average inflow of investment between 2016 and 2020 is set to hit US$6 billion annually.” Five years ago, the annual FDI was expected to reach US$4 billion but since 2016 it was US$6 billion. It was US$6.8 billion in 2016-17. In 2021, we would increase the estimation of our annual FDI inflow, […]

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 […]

Myanmar surpasses FDI target of $6 bn in fiscal year 2016-17

“We have approved 135 foreign businesses according to the Foreign Investment Law during this fiscal year,” he said this week. “Meanwhile, we have approved FDI inflows of $262.59 million in the Thilawa Special Economic Zone, according to our SEZ Law. In total, we could approve $6.87 billion [Bt240 billion] this year.” Aung Naing Oo is […]

Regions Can Approve up to US$5m Investments

​​ The maximum amount of investments which can be approved by regional and state governments has been set to US$5 million (K6 billion). Region and state investment commissions will now be able to approve proposals without having to seek permission from Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC), according to an announcement from MIC chair U Kyaw Win […]

MIC divides country into three categories

The Myanmar Investment Commission has established three development categories, offering different income tax exemptions depending on the level of development. Under the Myanmar Investment Law, the least developed zones include 14 townships in Kachin State, seven each in Kayah and Kayin, nine in Chin, 35 in Sagaing Region, four in Tanintharyi, five in Bago, 13 […]

FDI Brings About Property Market Boom

​​ The local property market, especially in industrial zones, is expected to boom as the country sees a massive influx of foreign investments, according to House.com.mm. Nitesh Khirwal, Co-founder and Managing Director of House.com.mm said: “The Myanmar Investment Commission’s recent reforms and the new Myanmar Investment Law may have a huge impact on local property […]

New Investment Law Rules to be Announced in March

​​ RANGOON — Burma’s Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA) will announce new regulations for the national investment law in early March, in time for the start of the 2016-2017 fiscal year, according do a senior DICA official. The current Foreign Investment Law and Citizen Investment Law—known together as the Myanmar Investment Law—were enacted […]