Businesses positive of reform, policy change in post-election Myanmar

Myanmar’s incoming government was urged to consult and work more closely with the private sector and scale up COVID-19 support for small businesses, corporate figures said at a forum on January 12. Speakers at the virtual panel discussion “Myanmar in 2021: Navigating Reform, Recovery and RCEP” organised by the Myanmar-Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce and […]

Rubber producers optimistic about future despite price freefall

Rubber exports are on pace to double by 2016 even as plunging prices hit the international market, according to experts. Prices for sheet rubber fetched 120 baht (US$3.66) a kilogram in Thailand in 2011, but by last week had dropped to 51 baht a kilogram – the lowest in five years, according to Bangkok’s Rubber […]

Middle and Affluent Class in Vietnam and Myanmar Will Double in Size by 2020

HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM–(Marketwired – Dec 18, 2013) – The middle and affluent class will double in size in Vietnam and Myanmar between now and 2020, according to a publication by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Consumers in these two Southeast Asian countries are also among the most optimistic in the world — more […]