Opening of third Wall Street English centre

Myanmar Strategic Holdings (LSE: SHWE) (“MSH”), an independent developer and operator of consumer businesses in Myanmar, one of the fastest growing economies in the world, is delighted to announce the planned opening of its third Wall Street English language centre in Myanmar. The new centre, expected to open by August 2018, will span 350 square […]

My Aura sidesteps start-up obstacles, builds beauty business

Dr Hnin Leh Khin, founder of My Aura Aesthetic Clinic, first noticed the growing number of local women with rosier lips, thicker lashes and bolder eyebrows in 2012, when make-up went mainstream in Myanmar. “That’s when I knew that beauty would be big business in this country and decided that I wanted to build my […]

Bootstrap Tales: How to Launch a Foreign Law Practice in Myanmar

Even as economic conditions improve in Myanmar, the Southeast Asian country remains a difficult place to open an office, given the poor infrastructure and paucity of qualified talent. Raj Gunashekar speaks to international law firms about the challenges they faced in launching a Myanmar branch. Regular visitors to Myanmar are frequently impressed by the rapid […]

HAGL Myanmar introduces Myanmar Centre Business Suites ( Serviced Offices)

HAGL Myanmar has entered the leading serviced office market with the launch of its Myanmar Centre Business Suites in Yangon on 14th July, Friday 2017 at Myanmar Centre Office Tower. Strategically located on Kabar Aye Pagoda Road, in the heart of Yangon City, Myanmar Centre Business Suites is easily accessible and maintains an optimum distance […]

Myanmar E-Commerce Leader Pushes for Expansion

THOUGH a large percentage of Myanmar’s 53-million population still prefer going out to shop, more than half a million people visit Shop.com.mm, the nation’s leading e-commerce platform, for online shopping on a monthly basis, said its chief. Sumit Jasoria, managing director of Shop.com.mm, said in an exclusive interview that the firm was seeing some good […]

Construction Projects by Rangoon’s Inya Lake Suspended

RANGOON — Multiple construction projects on the site of a public garden occupying a peninsula in Rangoon’s Inya Lake were suspended on Monday by city officials, and will undergo an investigation. The projects have faced criticism from the public, the media and urban planners, for misusing public space intended for general recreation, and have faced scrutiny […]

YCDC eyes business district development in Yankin

A Yangon City Development Committee proposal to establish a business district in Yankin township has been met with mixed responses from local developers, with one firm suggesting the area is already too densely populated and would be better suited to residential development. As part of a Yangon city master plan drafted in partnership with the Japan International […]

Consumer Spending and Poor Online Shopping Rates Push Retail Space to the Brink

Retail space in Yangon is getting sparse as more stores, both local and foreign, establish themselves in the city to cater to the growing middle class’ retail shopping needs. Shopping malls across the city have and continue to upgrade in anticipation of new projects as consumer spending in Myanmar continues to increase and caters to […]

The Key to Jumpstarting Myanmar’s Economy: Electricity

It’s no secret that the National League for Democracy (NLD) faces myriad challenges in improving Myanmar’s socioeconomic situation. In fact, its biggest challenge might be deciding which issues to address first. Led by Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, the NLD has made the peace process, which is aimed at ending decades of strife between the […]

Meliá Yangon Hotel Opens in Myanmar

YANGON, MYANMAR — Meliá Hotels International has opened the Meliá Yangon, the first hotel operated by the brand in the country and a strategic project for its expansion strategy in the Asia Pacific region. Yangon is the country’s largest city and remains the biggest commercial center and main transit hub of the country, as well […]