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Cash-strapped Myanmar govt desperate for education improvement: state counselor state

At an International Youth Day gathering in Naypyitaw on Monday, Myanmar State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi lamented a shortage of government funds while stressing an absolute desperation to improve the country’s educational system. “I don’t want to say our country is poor, but we are not a developed country,” Daw Aung San Suu […]

More Singapore firms planning to invest in Myanmar in next two years

Singapore companies have big plans to expand in ASEAN over the next two years and Myanmar, with its growth potential and overall investment climate, is on the cards for many, according to a recent survey by the Singapore Business Federation (SBF). The survey, conducted from December 2017 to March 2018, collected views from 1036 Singapore […]

Why retaining valuable talent is difficult for Myanmar companies

Businesses in Myanmar face a myriad of challenges, one of which is the lack of skilled employees. That, in turn, is due to limited training and human resource (HR) functions in most firms. But while employers lament the shortage of talent, many are also reluctant to invest in staff development, saying too many employees end […]

Myanmar emphasis on productivity

MANUFACTURERS in Myanmar have been told to shift their focus to productivity, following the government’s approval of the country first minimum wage last week, said industry players. Aung Thein, vice chairman of the Myanmar Industries Association (MIA) and managing director of Nibban Electronics, said in an exclusive interview that Myanmar was still competitive in comparison […]