BTMU’s First Three Months Dealing Dollars in a Land of Kyat

Three months ago, Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ (BTMU) won a race by hours to become the first foreign bank to have a branch in Yangon on April 22 this year. In the three months since, the financial behemoth has struggled with the kyat, but has overall found workarounds to the country’s schizophrenic economy. Like […]

Thai firms join 24 foreign firms at Yangon business matching event

Two Thai firms joined a business-matching event in Yangon last week, which was attended by 24 Japanese corporations and 13 Myanmar companies. The aim was to introduce business partners to customers in response to their requirements and business strategies. These firms represented diverse industries – from food and restaurants, daily-use products and consumer equipment to […]