Myanmar’s Largest Oil Refinery Project Cancelled

Construction of a multi-billion-dollar oil refinery in the south of Dawei has been cancelled after an investor in the project ran into financial constraints, sources confirmed. If completed, the oil refinery would have been the largest in Myanmar. The project, which is backed by the Chinese, had received approval under the former government led by […]

Myanma Insurance to pay indemnities to Htoo Group

THE fire incident at Kandawgyi Palace Hotel will be classified as being 100 percent burnt-down and indemnities will be given within this month, U Lwin Oo, deputy general manager from Myanma Insurance, told The Myanmar Times. Yangon’s iconic Kandawgyi Palace Hotel, owned by U Tayza’s Htoo Group, was destroyed by a fire in the early […]

Damages at Kandawgyi Palace Hotel being inspected for insurance

Yangon’s iconic Kandawgyi Palace Hotel, which was destroyed by a fire in the early hours of October 19, will be covered by insurance, according to U Lwin Oo, Deputy General Manager, Fire and Engineering Works Insurance Section, Myanma Insurance. The Htoo Group, which owns Kandawgyi Palace Hotel has bought insurance worth almost K1.5 billion for […]

Oiling the wheels of the super-rich

Nyi Nyi Lwin, owner of newly opened luxury car workshop Optima Werkz Yangon, first developed a love for fast cars during his university years in Australia about a decade ago. That passion has grown in the years since he began dealing in luxury cars since returning to Yangon. Today, he and his family, who run […]

Myanmar’s AGD Bank Seeks Foreign Partners, Has Talked With Uber

Myanmar’s Asia Green Development Bank Ltd. is seeking foreign partners and has held talks with Uber Technologies Inc. as it seeks to harness digital platforms to service the most under-banked country in Asia. The lender’s search for ride-sharing partners included “very preliminary” discussions with Uber’s Myanmar head, AGD Bank’s Managing Director Htoo Htet Tay Za […]

US terminated remaining sanctions against Myanmar on 7 Oct 2016

On 7th October 2016 – President Obama signed the Executive Order to terminate the remaining economic and financial sanctions against Myanmar that make it very difficult for US banks, financial institutions and companies to do business with Myanmar. That means the following group of people and entities have been removed from the US Sanction List […]

Complete List of 204 entities and individuals removed from the US Sanction List for Burma

The following deletions have been made to OFAC’s SDN List for Burma as of 7/10/2016:   STATE PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL OF BURMA [BURMA].   SHWE, Than; DOB 02 Feb 1935; alt. DOB 02 Feb 1933; nationality Burma; citizen Burma; Senior General, Minister of Defense and Commander-in-Chief of Defense Services; Chairman, State Peace and Development […]

Time to re-look your investment plan in Myanmar as Obama pledges to lift all remaining sanctions against Myanmar

President Obama this morning pledge that the US will lift all remaining sanction s against Myanmar after meeting Daw Aung San Suu Kyi at the Oval Office.   Currently the last remaining Myanmar tycoons on the SDN List are Steven Law of the Asia World Group U Zaw Zaw of the Max Myanmar Group U […]

US eases Myanmar sanction to aid business

Photo Credit: File Photo from Nov. 14, 2014  meeting between Obama and Aung San Suu Kyi in Yangon (Nyein Chan Naing / European Press Photo Agency) The US government has removed 3 government banks and 7 government agencies responsible for promoting investment and export in various sectors of this resource rich country off the sanction […]

Dawei residents protest against $3 billion oil refinery

A collection of civil society groups in the southern city of Dawei has begun to actively protest a Chinese-led US$3 billion proposal to build Myanmar’s largest oil refinery on their doorstep. Local businesses, civil society organisations and villagers are circulating a petition calling for the new National League for Democracy-led government to reconsider the project […]