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Peninsula hotel shareholder eyes $1.6-billion project in Rakhine

YANGON—Singapore firm Huacheng International Resources Ltd and China’s Shanghai Bright Industry have jointly proposed a US$1.6-billion (2.41-trillion-kyat) development project to the Rakhine State cabinet. Representatives from the two firms visited Sittwe, the capital of conflict-ridden Rakhine State, on July 12 and met with National League for Democracy (NLD)-appointed Chief Minister U Nyi Pu. The state […]

Special economic zones pull in over $208 mln in investment

More than 110 enterprises, including four domestic businesses, invested US$208 billion in the Special Economic Zones (SEZs), under the Special Economic Zone Law, as of 10 July in the current fiscal year, according to figures released by the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration. Singapore topped the list of foreign investors, accounting for more than […]

Myanmar investment inflows double from China as deals surge

YANGON — Foreign investment shows signs of recovering in Myanmar, one of Southeast Asia’s frontier markets, led by more than twofold gains in inflows from China and Singapore. Approved foreign investments rose 79% on the year for the six months ended in June, reaching $2.35 billion, according to Myanmar’s Directorate of Investment and Company Administration. […]

Bod Tech Ventures Invest Equity in Daung Capital of Myanmar

Singapore-based venture capital firms Majuven and Bod Tech Ventures recently invested unspecified amounts of equity in Myanmar-based financial technology (fintech) lender Daung Capital as part of its Series A funding round, valuing the company at SGD 16.5 million (USD 12 million). Founded in 2018, Daung Capital lends to employees of pre-approved firms and buyers of […]

China’s CNPC breaks into Myanmar fuel retailing with Singapore brand

SINGAPORE/YANGON (Reuters) – China National Petroleum Corp is planning to open dozens of petrol stations in Myanmar, the first major foreign investor to enter the fast-growing Southeast Asian fuel market, as the state giant expands its retail oil business, company officials said. The investment, which could eventually reach tens of millions of dollars, follows a […]

Agencies set to send factory workers to Singapore again

Some of Myanmar overseas employment agencies have started preparing to send workers to electronics factories in Singapore, without charging agency fees, weeks after the government lifted a ban on sending workers to the island-state. An executive of the Hnin Oo Wai Overseas Employment Agency said that the company is negotiating with a Singapore electronics factory […]

MIC approves US$290 mln port, container yard development project last Friday

The Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) recently gave the green light to one project for the development, operation and maintenance of the Ahlon International Port Terminal and container yard on a build, operate and transfer basis, with an estimated initial capital investment of US$ 290.124 million, according to the MIC. The project is a wholly foreign […]

Quenching Myanmar’s Thirst for Craft Beer

On a hot summer morning at a riverside plot in Yangon’s North Dagon, a small team of brewers carry sacks of grain imported from Germany on their shoulders to a small mill. There’s a brewer using a wooden paddle to stir the grain in the mashing tank. It’s steamy and smelly and there are pressure […]

ADB Forecasts Myanmar’s Economy to Resume Growth This Year

YANGON — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) expects Myanmar’s economy to resume growth this year and continue to expand in the next thanks to more foreign investment and a positive response to the government’s economic and policy reforms. The Asian Development Outlook 2019 forecasts Myanmar’s economy to grow by 6.6 percent in 2019 and by […]

Buyers in Singapore snap up US$6 million worth of Myanmar property

Myanmar citizens based in Singapore snapped up US$6 million worth of apartments and condominium units in Yangon at a two-day real estate fair held in the city state earlier this month. Hosted by iMyanmarHouse.com, Myanmar’s largest online property portal, the expo has been held at least once a year in Singapore since 2015 and targets […]