Group warns of low-quality cooking oil

Up to 80 percent of the vegetable oil sold on the local market is mislabelled, causing headaches for legitimate manufacturers and consumer confusion, according to local vegetable oil producers. U Khin Soe, chair of the Myanmar Edible Oil Millers Association, said that 90pc of local producers have halted operations due to the spread of cheap, […]

Grab, Myanma Insurance partner to provide insurance coverage

Grab has partnered with state-owned Myanma Insurance to launch a group Personal Accident Insurance (PAI) scheme which covers its drivers and passengers in the case of an accident during a GrabTaxi, GrabThoneBane or GrabBike ride. It is the first ride hailing company to procure a group PAI policy in Myanmar, covering four-wheel, three-wheel and two-wheel […]

Yoma Bank, Telenor to Invest in Mobile Payments Joint Venture

Yoma Bank and Telenor are set to invest more than $8 million each over the next year in their new mobile payments joint venture, according to a company filing. Mobile money is expected to be a growth sector as the expansion of access to mobile phone and internet services coincides with efforts to give more […]

In Burma, a Fine Line Between CSR and Karmic Cash

RANGOON — It was perhaps inevitable that Burma’s business sector would struggle with the idea of corporate social responsibility (CSR), operating in a country of high charitable giving and stark contrasts between its wealthiest and poorest citizens. At least in part, this stems from the reality that CSR, as a concept, has only caught on […]

Myanmar Tower Co in talks for firm’s sale

Myanmar Tower Company (MTC), which is owned by Digical Asian Holdings, a joint venture between Digicel Group and YSH Finance, has been put up for sale, including all its contracts and sites, according to several market sources. Several companies have made an initial bid and are now carrying out the due diligence process on MTC, […]