Myanmar designates 20 fields to promote investment

Myanmar’s efforts to promote investment will target 20 newly designated fields covering 192 types of businesses and services, using a law enacted in October that makes it easier for foreign companies to receive tax benefits. The industries covered include manufacturing, agriculture, urban development, communications and medicine, while fields such as mining and finance did not […]

Myanmar woos investments in infrastructure, transport and energy

With the recent enactment of the investment law and lifting of sanctions, Myanmar has become friendlier to foreign investment, particularly in infrastructure, transport and energy, according to its state investment agency. The Myanmar Investment Law was passed on Oct. 18 by combining the country’s foreign investment law and citizen investment law, providing income tax exemptions […]

External trade value reaches US$17billion, over US$2700million in trade deficit

External trade value as of 2nd December in this fiscal year 2016- 2017 totaled US$17,521.102million, with US$2,792.774million in trade deficit, according to the Commerce Ministry. In the similar period of last fiscal year, the external trade value was US$18,209.307million with a trade deficit of US$3,888.887million. The trade value this year slumped by US$688.250million when compared […]

Chambers of Commerce to suggest economic development in seven sectors

To effectuate the development of local businesses, the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI) will give guidance on the needs in seven different sectors — agriculture, construction, energy, manufacturing, tourism, technology and finance, said U Zaw Min Win, the chairman of UMFCCI. The UMFCCI will submit an assessment report in […]

Singapore and China top in FDI

Singapore and China invested the most in Myanmar as of 31 October this fiscal year, according to the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA). Singapore stands at the top of the list with a foreign direct investment (FDI) of US$2,529.803million from April to the end of October this fiscal year, followed by China with […]

Myanmar company with factory space (8,400 sq ft) in Mingalardon (Yangon) looking for foreign business partner

Our client a local Myanmar company is looking for a foreign business partner that can use the remainder of the space at their factory. Currently client is only occupying 1/3 of the factory space which is just on the outskirt of Yangon near the airport. Looking for a foreign JV partner who can occupy the […]

FDI poised to flow on Myanmar’s political transition

Myanmar’s landmark November polls, lauded by international observers, may have given pause to foreign investors weighing the market — but the country’s political transition could attract a new rush of attention, according to industry experts. Once isolated under the regime of a military junta, Myanmar has made great strides in development under quasi-civilian rule. The […]

MTSH Won’t Sell Thilawa Zone B Shares Yet

Myanmar Thilawa SEZ Holding (MTSH) Public Limited will not sell its ‘Zone (B)’ shares in the near future, according to the company’s second annual general meeting. There are three zones in the Thilawa Special Economic Zone development – Zone (A), Zone (B) and Zone (C). A total of 2,145,000 shares for Zone (A) have already […]

Myanmar to Curb Some Investor Incentives, Presidential Aide Says

Myanmar’s parliament is likely to meet before the end of the year to approve legislation that would scale back a number of foreign-investment incentives the government now deems excessive, President Thein Sein’s top economic adviser said. Parliament, which is in recess as lawmakers campaign for Nov. 8 elections, will probably reconvene by early December, Aung […]

Panalpina opens office in Myanmar

Panalpina has opened its own office in Yangon, the largest city in Myanmar after working through agents for many years. The move follows the establishment of a civilian government in the country in 2011. “Panalpina has worked with customers in Myanmar for many years through dedicated agents,” said country Thorsten Harenberg. “We have been grateful […]