Time to weigh business engagement in Myanmar

Myanmar’s political and economic development has become more fragile. International headlines are dominated by state-directed violence against the country’s Rohingya population and a bevy of other issues, including the jailing of journalists and armed conflict between the country’s military forces and insurgent ethnic-minority armies. Calls for fresh sanctions, curbs on military ties and travel visa […]

Carlsberg Establishes Greenfield Brewery in Myanmar with ALECTIA

In 2013 Carlsberg Group announced that it had signed a strategic partnership agreement with a local privately-owned leading beverage company, Myanmar Golden Star (MGS) Breweries, to brew and market Carlsberg beers in Myanmar. Under this agreement, MGS Breweries and Carlsberg formed a Joint Venture – Myanmar Carlsberg Co., Ltd. – with plans to set up […]

Myanmar elections will ‘not loosen military’s grip on business’

The outcome of Myanmar’s forthcoming national elections will do nothing to reduce the military’s business control over natural resources, but the return of a USDP-led government should ensure a continuing pro-business outlook from Nay Pyi Taw, a study said. The opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) is expected to do well in the November elections, […]

Prospect for women in changing Myanmar

Myanmar has undergone huge changes in recent years in an attempt to open the country’s doors to foreign investment and catch up with the increasingly modernised world. Looking at the largest city, Yangon, it is obvious that modernisation is creeping into the country, with multinationals including Mercedes, Chevrolet and Hilton entering the market, with many […]