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Colliers Property Report – Myanmar Retail Quarterly Q4 2018

E-commerce and experiential retail growth potential promising Summary & Recommendations Myanmar can be considered a latecomer to the e-commerce wave, having experienced international isolation until 2011. While the country’s e-commerce future looks favourable, a huge amount of work from the government remains, particularly in improving the legislative framework, information and communications technology, and payment infrastructures. […]

Colliers Property Report : Yangon Retail 3Q2018

SUMMARY & RECOMMENDATIONS As at the end of Q3 2018, citywide occupancy level remains at a healthy state, however a slight decline was observed following the recent flight to quality for some tenants. Given the strong development pipeline for 2019, along with the changing demographics such as the increasing young population, Colliers encourages both developers […]

Lack of retail offerings in Myanmar yields growth opportunities for investors

Demand for retail space has been on the rise in Yangon, where the population has swelled and living standards are improving. Earlier this year, the government also permitted foreign ownership of local wholesalers and retailers and last month allowed businesses in the sector to trade in a total of 24 products. Ko Nay Min Thu, […]

Yangon to tighten enforcement on tax stickers

The government will take action against those popular restaurants which do not affix commercial tax stamps properly,Yangon Region Minister for Planning and Finance U Myint Thaung said on February 20 at the regional legislature. Some retail stores, department stores and restaurants charge a 5 percent consumer tax fom customers. But nobody knows whether the 5 […]

Lack of safety measures threatens shopping malls

Despite Myanmar’s softer-than-expected growth, there are still fairly visible developments compared to the years before 2010. A rise in the number of shopping malls is a striking testimony to the recent economic changes of Yangon. This trend has intensified since 2012, when plush shopping malls started reaching beyond downtown into other areas of the city. […]

Handicrafts Prospects Good, but Low Price, Illegal Exports Hurt

Myanmar has a long tradition of producing handicrafts ranging from wood carving to lacquerware to sword making, but this has been slow to turn into an organised industry even as the market for these items has risen. Myanmar’s handicraft market for both local and foreign buyers has grown in the last couple of years, and […]

Yangon’s new economic hub project set to go ahead

Plans to build a new economic hub in Yangon are underway with or without of assistance from Japan, according to the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC). The Mindhamma Project is planned to become Yangon’s second economic city to relieve traffic and congestion from an overcrowded downtown. “Japan has previously told us to carry out the […]