Myanmar’s Tanintharyi Region Invites Power Investments

PEOPLE’S thirst for electricity would create a lot of opportunities for investors to do business in Myanmar’s Tanintharyi region bordering Kanchanaburi Province. Kyaw Kyaw Win, a small-scale food manufacturer living in Dawei, the capital of the region, said locals were eager to welcome any bid to boost access to electricity by the authorities as long […]

Government expects growth of 6.8pc in 2017-18

Despite the slowdown in economic growth, the growth rate for Myanmar is expected to reach 6.8 percent for the fiscal year 2017-18, U Htin Kyaw, the country’s president, said during the national planning commission’s meeting on Tuesday, according to the president’s office. This is because the weather in the time of harvest was favourable as […]

Property prospects positive for 2018, real estate agents say

Real estate agents believe prospects are looking good for the Myanmar property market in 2018. “Prospects in the real estate market will be brighter this year after the government released the rules to the Condominium Law at the end of last year,” said U Thet Naing Oo, managing director of real estate legal services firm […]

Delayed Permitted Businesses to Receive Govt Assistance

Almost 600 firms have experienced delays getting their businesses off the ground since 1988 despite having received permits from the Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC). Of the 2,723 local and foreign businesses permitted to operate in Myanmar between 1988 and 2017, a total of 581 have yet to start. As such, inspections will be conducted and […]

Telecom Sector Draws Foreign Investment

YANGON — The Telecommunications sector has become the top destination for foreign investment under the National League for Democracy (NLD) government, according to the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA). “Under the previous governments, most of the foreign investments went to the energy and electricity sectors. But foreign investment in the telecommunications sector has […]

Foreign investment exceeds $5 bn

Foreign investment volume reached more than US$5 billion (6.76 trillion kyat) as of the third week of December in FY 2017-2018, reaching above 90 per cent of the target for foreign investment for the year, a source from the Myanmar Investment Commission said. The Myanmar Investment Commission approved 174 businesses and nearly $4.15 billion up […]

Stock Trading Down, But Investors Remain Interested

The Myanmar Stock Price Index tumbled 23 points, or around 4.7 percent last week, closing Friday at 463.70, after officials from the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA) said the new Myanmar Companies Law would take at least another 8 months to implement. The new law, which replaces the existing 1914 Myanmar Companies Act, […]

Hotel and Tourism Sector Attracts 115 Local Investments: DICA

A total of 115 local investments worth over US$686 million (934 billion kyat) were made in the hotel and tourism sector as of the end of November this year, according to the Directorate of Investment and Companies Administration (DICA). Local investors have made 774 investments worth nearly $2.5 billion in the production sector, 46 investments […]

Kirin expands market share with Mandalay Brewery JV

Kirin Holdings has officially taken a stake in Mandalay Brewery, the brewer of Mandalay Lager Beer, Mandalay Strong Beer and Mandalay Spirulina Beer. Japanese brewer Kirin Holdings and military-linked Myanmar Economic Holdings Limited (MEHL) signed an agreement on the joint venture in Yangon on Monday. The JV received approval from the Myanmar Investment Commission in […]

Zhenrong Goes Belly-Up In Myanmar,Is Caracao next?”

The multi-billion-dollar oil refinery that was to be constructed by Guangdong Zhenrong Energy (GZE) in Myanmar failed miserably. This was confirmed last week by the Myanmar Investment Commission. Myanmar decided to cancel the project after it has seen “absolutely no progress at all” in the two years since GZE was awarded the contract to build […]