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Myanmar Court Freezes Bank Accounts of Fugitive Monk U Wirathu

YANGON—The Yangon Western District Court issued a warrant on Wednesday freezing the bank accounts of fugitive ultranationalist monk U Wirathu. According to police in Maha Aung Myay Township, where U Wirathu lived before going on the run, the monk has an account balance of more than 12.5 million kyats (US$8,200) at Myanma Economic Bank Branch […]

Wave Money expands network, commissions, and volume

Wave Money, Myanmar’s mobile financial services provider, moved US$1.7 billion in remittance for the first six months of 2019, the company said in a statement. From January to June, the company paid K22 billion ($15 million) in agent commission, which is triple the amount compared to the same period last year ($4 million) and added […]

JICA to lend US$100m to local SMEs in 2018-19

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will lend 11.5 billion Japanese yen (K151.685 billion) to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the fiscal year of 2018-19 through domestic banks. This decision was officially announced on September 5. The JICA’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) two-step loan will be managed by state-owned Myanma Economic Bank under its SME […]

Representatives call for review of SOE law

Representatives of Parliament have urged lawmakers to review an existing law under which the government must bail out loss-making State-owned enterprises (SOEs) with public funds. A total of 17 out of the 26 Myanmar SOEs under the Union budget are expected to turn a profit in 2018-19, commencing October 1, according to the Ministry of […]

The Ministry of Construction, Department of Highways, Invitation to Pre-Qualify for the Yangon Elevated Expressway Public Private Partnership Project Phase 1 , Submission deadline: 30 October 2018.

September 7, 2018 Invitation to Pre-Qualify for the Yangon Elevated Expressway Public Private Partnership Project Phase 1 The Ministry of Construction (“MOC”) of the Union Government of Myanmar, coordinating with the Yangon Regional Government, is inviting interested parties to pre-qualify to undertake the design, engineering, financing, construction, operation and maintenance of the first phase of […]

Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation, Central Committee for Holding Myanma Gems Emporium , The Information on Fifty-Fifth Myanma Gems Emporium 2018.

1. The significant Fifty-Fifth Myanma Gems Emporium will be held on June 20 to 29 , 2018 at Maniradana Jade Hall in Nay Pyi Taw . 2. Rough jade, rough gems, cut and polished gemstones, jewelries, jade carvings , gold and silver wares and gemstone pictures will be sold in Euro currency at the Emporium. […]

Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with Myanmar: Comprehensive support for socioeconomic development

On March 29, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed loan agreements with the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar in Nay Pyi Taw, the capital city, to provide Japanese ODA loans of up to a total of 117.04 billion yen for four projects. Under a new administration led by the National […]

Businesses demand quicker reforms, policy clarity in 2018

After a somewhat “disappointing” 2017 for the private sector, during which key economic legislation failed to take shape as expected, leading businessmen and chambers of commerce have urged Nay Pyi Taw to be more decisive and efficient in implementing reform in 2018. Moving forward, the business community wants to see stronger leadership and direction from […]

Government “ready” to offer loans to SMEs

The country’s biggest business and industry advocacy group has called on the government to change its policy on loans to better cater for the needs of small businesses.The government needs to change its loan policy, decrease interest rate, increase loan period and support the acquisition of technical know-how for SMEs, U Wai Phyo, Union of […]

TMH Telecom set to become Myanmar’s first true IPO

YANGON — TMH Telecom gained approval Monday to become only the fifth corporation to go public in Myanmar’s fledgling stock market — and the first to raise fresh capital through an initial public offering. The listing is expected to occur in January, though the announcement of the float’s approval by the Yangon Stock Exchange did […]