MIC pushes through dozens of investment approvals

The commission, which answers directly to the President’s Office, meets several times a month to approve foreign, joint-venture and local investments. According to MIC information dating back to January 2015, the average number of investments approved at each meeting is just under 10. No more than 20 projects have been approved at any previous meeting. […]

UEC invites open tender for National Businessmen to build the office in Thaton; Closing Date: Dec 11, 2015

Subscribe to our Tender Alert. We send out email alert on Tender and EOI as it happens. Republic of the Union of Myanmar Union Election Commission Mon State, Thaton district Election Commission department, Thaton Township Invitation for Open Tender 1. National businessmen are invited to build the office of Union Election Commission that has 44′ […]

Officials prepare for rice exports to China

To facilitate rice exports to China, the China Certification & Inspection Group (CCIC) will open an office in Yangon. The Myanmar Rice Federation (MRF) will send a list of 10 rice exporting companies and other documents to China. The CCIC will hold talks between the Myanmar government, COFCO Group and the companies that signed the […]

Doing good in Myanmar is a murky business for foreign aid groups tied to powerful elites

YANGON, Myanmar – Staff hired to work with the U.S. government’s aid agency in Myanmar are preparing to move out of their office following revelations their landlord is a notorious former spymaster who oversaw the imprisonment and torture of thousands of pro-democracy activists. The debacle surrounding Development Alternatives Inc., a company contracted by USAID to […]

Wong Partnership becomes the latest to venture into Myanmar

WongPartnership has become the latest Singaporean firm to open an office in Myanmar, as the firm launches a regional strategy. WongPartnership has opened a base in Myanmar’s Yangon, its second in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region. The latest opening comes after it entered into Malaysia by forging a strategic alliance with Malaysian […]

Allen & Overy expands into Myanmar

Allen & Overy (A&O) has become the first magic circle firm to enter into Myanmar, with the launch of an office in Yangon. A&O’s Yangon office provides international legal services and will not practise Myanmar law. The new office is managed by Bangkok managing partner Simon Makinson and currently has two associates and two support […]