Yangon New City Project makes few adjustments

The Yangon New City Project will be carried out with collaboration from the World Bank, International Monetary Fund (IMF), International Finance Corporation (IFC) and foreign loans, said Yangon Region Minister for Electricity, Industry, Road and Communication Daw Nilar Kyaw at the 2nd Yangon Region Hluttaw meeting held on 10 July. The new city will be […]

Our leaders should ask for more financial support: Dr Thaung Han

Dr, Thaung Han told The Myanmar Times in an interview that Myanmar’s leaders should be bolder in asking for loans and financial assistance from international financial institutions. Dr Thaung Han is an adviser of Max Myanmar Holding Co. Max Myanmar operates vehicles and heavy machinery trading and is involved in a wide range of sectors, […]

World Bank urges liberalisation of accounting and auditing sector

A New World Bank report has urged the government to finalise the statutory framework of the accounting and auditing sector and relax restrictions on foreign accountants and auditors to practice in the country. The Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes – Accounting and Auditing, released on June 16, noted that Myanmar’s revisions to […]

Moderate level of inflation good for economy, say economic experts

A moderate level of inflation is good for the economy, whereas deflation has a negative impact on the country’s economy at a particular level, said U Maung Maung Win, deputy minister for Planning and Finance. What is important is to exert efforts to effectuate the development in economy, boost the livelihood of people and scale […]

Industry banks add to sector’s risk

With each new approval of an industry-focused bank, Myanmar’s banking sector becomes riskier. Instead of creating more banks, Myanmar should streamline its existing institutions to minimise the chance of a banking sector crisis, according to international advisers, who have warned the government against the systemic risks created by sector-specific banks. However, despite an already crowded […]