State bank lowers interest rates on loans to farmers to stimulate growth

State-owned Myanmar Agricultural Development Bank (MADB) – the largest small loan lender in the country – will lower interest rates on loans to farmers to stimulate growth next month, according to officials. The rate will drop from a current 8.5 percent to 5pc in June, MADB Mandalay Region manager Daw Khin Pyone Yi said. “We […]

Banking on Myanmar’s Future

YANGON — Kanbawza (KBZ) Bank has weathered some severe storms since it was established in 1994, but now stands as Myanmar’s largest privately owned financial institution, with an estimated 94 billion kyat (US$94 million) in capital. Its founder, Aung Ko Win, is a former teacher with close ties to now-retired Vice Snr-Gen Maung Aye, one […]