Strong Thai Baht Could Impact Imports, Currency

The Thai baht has reached a six-year high against the US dollar and is now at around 30.2 per dollar. Of the four countries that share borders with Myanmar, Thailand is the second largest trading partner, with trade volumes during fiscal 2018-19 amounting to US$3.8 billion, according to government data. Just this month, the Central […]

VC funding in tech on the rise even as trading on YSX dips

The Myanmar Stock Price Index hit an all-time low at the close of trading last week, closing the second week of the year at 450.14, down by almost 5 percent during the week. Over the period, only shares of Myanmar Thilawa SEZ Holdings (MTSH) were significantly traded. The company released its results for the six […]

JLT to Provide Reinsurance Service in Myanmar

Jardine Lloyd Thompson (JLT) plans to offer reinsurance services to state-run Myanmar Insurance Enterprise (MIE), the British insurance firm said after it opened its representative office in Yangon on September 12. The company joins a growing list of international insurers that have established local offices in Myanmar after the country opened its doors to foreign […]

Myanmar under the microscope

Market research multinational TNS sets up shop in Yangon and says lots of companies want to know what makes local consumers tick. Myanmar’s first international licensed market research consultancy now has more than 10 international clients, after carrying out the largest ever consumer studies in the country. Jason Copland and the TNS Myanmar team pose […]