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Foreign insurance firms may start operations by April 2019: regulator

Qualified foreign insurance providers will receive licenses to operate in Myanmar by April next year. “I can assure it is happening within the next 16 weeks,” U Thant Sin, Director of the Financial Regulatory Department under the Ministry of Planning and Finance, said during the UK Capital Market and Insurance Conference in Yangon on December […]

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 […]

Private Insurance Industry Finds its Feet

YANGON — Private insurance in Myanmar is still in its infancy and will need time to fully develop after more than half a century of domination by a government-owned company, say some of those now hoping to transform the industry. Earlier this year, Myanma Insurance, the sole insurer in the country since 1952, took the […]