The house that trash built: Myanmar start-up turns clutter to handicrafts

YANGON, March 5 (Reuters) – From a distance, ChuChu Design, a single-storey building across the river from Myanmar’s bustling commercial capital, looks like any other on the impoverished outskirts of the city. But on closer inspection, the roof has been fashioned from old tyres, the walls are made of glass bottles and the lampshades from […]

Strong potential for insurance growth, but competition expected to be rife: IKBZ

The insurance industry has come under the spotlight recently with the government announcing in April that five foreign insurers would be allowed to operate wholly-owned units for life insurance in the country. Shortly after, it liberalised further by allowing six joint ventures between local and foreign insurers in both the life and non-life/general segments of […]

Myanmar Start Up Guide for E-Entrepreneurs

Harald Friedl tells you all you need to know to set up shop in Myanmar — Asia’s new frontier market Myanmar. The Myanmar Startup Guide is an attempt to describe the emerging startup space in Myanmar. From a closed, military-dominated, bureaucratic environment, Myanmar is very quickly embracing an openness to business, and firms, both large […]