Myanmar’s manufacturing PMI rises to 51.1 in October

  TOKYO — The Nikkei Myanmar Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index, or PMI, rose to 51.1 in October from 49.4 in September. A reading above 50 indicates economic expansion, while a reading below 50 points toward contraction. “October survey data signalled the first improvement in manufacturing operating conditions since May. The return to growth was supported […]

Who can Grab the opportunity s Uber’s Asian ride gets bumpy?

As ride-hailing giant Uber struggles with its manifold problems worldwide, regional rivals such as the Southeast Asia-focused Grab are embracing one cardinal rule: don’t gloat just yet. Instead, with the titan on the ropes, the smaller players are quietly using the opportunity to expand into new countries and services, consolidating market share wherever possible. But […]

Myanmar’s manufacturing PMI rises to 49.3 in August

TOKYO — The Nikkei Myanmar Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index, or PMI, rose slightly to 49.3 in August from 49.1 in July. A reading above 50 indicates economic expansion, while a reading below 50 points toward contraction. The latest data marked the third consecutive month of contraction. “Higher raw material prices were commonly cited as the […]