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FMI posts record profits for FY 2019

YANGON—First Myanmar Investment Public Company Limited (FMI) posted revenues of 297.7 billion kyats (US$196.3 million) for fiscal year 2019, a 36-percent increase over last year, the company’s chief operating officer announced at a press conference over the weekend. FMI—a part of the Yoma Group of companies—attributed the growth to strong performances from its Yoma Bank […]

FMI sees strong growth in finance, invests in real estate, tourism

Despite a drop in earnings in FY2019, Yangon Stock Exchange-listed First Myanmar Investment Public Company Ltd (FMI), said it continues to see potential for long term growth in finance, healthcare, real estate and tourism, the main sectors in which its businesses are involved. While earnings dropped by almost 42 percent to K14.4 billion for the […]

THG’s Yangon hospital taps high-end demand

Thonburi Healthcare Group (THG) has expended its presence in Myanmar by opening a new private hospital in Yangon in March to leverage the country’s growing demand for higher-end healthcare. The group said Ar Yu International Hospital will serve as an alternative for Myanmar citizens and expatriates instead of travelling to Thailand. The new hospital is […]

Sea Lion launches US$10 million storage, logistics facility

Sea Lion , which provides services in healthcare, biomedical, life science, technical education and industrial automation in Myanmar, yesterday opened a Distribution Solutions Centre worth US$10 million to improve supply chain efficiency and to and to fulfill rising and changing demands of customers in Kyan Sitt Thar Industrial Zone, South Dagon Township, Yangon. Spanning over […]

FMI changes name, revises constitution

Yangon Stock Exchange-listed First Myanmar Investment (FMI) Company announced on Saturday that it will be adopting a new name and constitution in accordance with the Myanmar Companies Law. At the first special general meeting held in Yangon’s National Theatre, the firm said that a new constitution will replace current memorandum and articles of association, as […]

Illicit imports threaten Myanmar’s e-commerce players

The commerce ministry committed to developing the country’s nascent e-commerce sector as a means to boost trade and create jobs, but the lack of infrastructure and rampant illicit trade pose a serious threat to the emerging industry. The report from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) titled “Rapid eTrade Readiness Assessment of […]

Myanmar to hold investment fairs to spur development

Myanmar is making preparations to hold a business forum in Mandalay, the country’s second largest city in the north, on Nov. 9, aiming to promote trade and investment for the development of Mandalay region, according to the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA) Monday. Such a forum is partly aimed at driving development more […]

Interview: Dr. Wanchai Sirisereewan Talks Medical Tourism

As interest for regional economic collaboration continues to grow in all sectors, healthcare is continuing to improve in many Southeast Asian countries. As a result, the region is quickly gaining interest from the global community. This is partially due private sectors who have worked hard to promote medical tourism and travel. One example is the […]

Shrouded in secrecy, SOE profits are not financing country’s development

Reallocation of excess savings from Myanmar Gems Enterprise (MGE) and Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE) alone could provide more than K2.8 trillion in available financing for the government’s budget in the fiscal year starting from October, on top of covering expenses of the two state-owned enterprises. The government has lost more than US$2 billion […]

Yangon stock exchange seeks foreign investor interest

THE Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX) recently had a few champagne moments with the first “real” initial public offering by a Myanmar telecom company. And even while the bubbly was still fizzing another company was eyeing a listing. And, the moment foreign investors had been waiting for is almost here. For a start, foreigners residing in […]