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Myanmar on track for economic growth, says ADB

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has released its report on economic outlook of the region, including Myanmar, for this year. The Asian Development Outlook 2019 Update report, released on Wednesday in Manila, provides analysis of macroeconomic issues in developing Asia, including new growth forecasts by country and region for 2019 and for 2020. In the […]

Myanmar targets FDI from East Asia in long-term investment plan

Myanmar is gunning for more foreign direct investments (FDI) from East Asia in the next 20 years under its new Myanmar Investment Promotion Plan (MIPP), U Than Aung Kyaw, deputy director general of the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA) told The Myanmar Times at a book launch in Yangon on Thursday. Besides strengthening […]

Fitch Solutions downgrades Myanmar’s construction outlook on Rakhine and reform inertia

Consulting firm Fitch Solutions Macro Research downgraded the growth forecast for Myanmar’s construction industry, saying economic reforms which would boost infrastructure development had been knocked off course and the northern Rakhine crisis would weigh on the economy. Fitch Solutions Macro Research, a unit of London and New York-headquartered Fitch Group, on Friday cut the expectations […]

Yoma to finance MSP’s $7m heavy equipment rental

Singapore-listed Yoma Strategic announced a partnership with US Caterpillar’s Myanmar dealer to enter the heavy equipment rental sector in a bid to leverage on the upturn in the resource and construction industry. On September 24, Yoma Fleet, the automotive and heavy equipment financing subsidiary of Yoma Strategic, signed a partnership agreement with Thaketa-based Myan Shwe […]

ADB Appoints New Country Director for Myanmar

The FINANCIAL — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has appointed Newin Sinsiri as its new Country Director for Myanmar. Mr. Sinsiri will lead ADB operations in Myanmar and supervise the effective implementation of ADB’s Country Partnership Strategy, which aims to help the country achieve sustainable and inclusive economic growth and job creation for poverty reduction […]

Myanmar boosts incentives for infra development, labour-intensive projects

THE MYANMAR Investment Commission, a government body to facilitate both foreign and local investment, has planned plans to provide more incentives for investors in the two areas that are crucial to the country’s growth, labour-intensive industries and infrastructure development, a senior official said. According to Aung Naing Oo, secretary of Myanmar Investment Commission and director […]

Japan’s participation in Thai-Myanmar Dawei economic zone to boost confidence in project

The official participation of Japan in a special economic zone in southeastern Myanmar initiated by Myanmar and Thailand will bring confidence and attract investors to the project, the Thai delegation said Monday after a trilateral meeting here. Thai Transport Minister Arkom Termpittayapaisith told a press conference that following Japan’s decision earlier this year to participate […]

IFC to loan Ooredoo $150 million for infrastructure

The project – which has been in the works for the last few months and has involved Ooredoo’s corporate group, local management in Myanmar and the IFC – will primarily fund infrastructure development, according to Ooredoo’s new CEO, Rene Meza. The funding will mostly go toward “expansion of our existing network footprint,” he told The […]

Oil and gas and the debate over ‘quality’ investment

Not enough Myanmar companies are benefitting from foreign investment in the oil and gas sector, says Parami Energy group chairman and chief executive officer U Ken Tun. U Ken Tun says that of the companies operating in or providing services to the sector, fewer than five percent are Myanmar. Most of the foreign companies in […]

Myanmar Business Forum to discuss key sectors

Infrastructure development is one of several key sectors to be discussed at the upcoming Myanmar Business Forum (MBF) in July this year, according to a press release. The forum will also focus on other sectors such as agriculture, fishery, forestry and breeding, natural resources, banking and finance, hotels and tourism, manufacturing, trade and investment, servicing […]