Who can Grab the opportunity s Uber’s Asian ride gets bumpy?

As ride-hailing giant Uber struggles with its manifold problems worldwide, regional rivals such as the Southeast Asia-focused Grab are embracing one cardinal rule: don’t gloat just yet. Instead, with the titan on the ropes, the smaller players are quietly using the opportunity to expand into new countries and services, consolidating market share wherever possible. But […]

Race to Unlock Yangon’s Gridlock

On a repurposed bus still bearing Korean-language transit maps, Mr Soe Than navigates service No. 4 through rush-hour Yangon. Powerful air-conditioning keeps the mix of students, labourers and office workers cool even though bus attendants hang off the side of the vehicle through an open rear door. But it’s a long, jerky ride to the […]

Dealers Face Shortages of Toyota Alphards, Myanmar’s Most Popular Used-Car

The Toyota Alphard has become the highest selling used-car in Myanmar say industry experts, with the Japanese made car selling so well in fact, car dealers are struggling to keep up with demand. Even though dozens of car manufacturers from North America and Eu­rope have opened up dealerships in Myanmar in recent years, Toyota is […]

Toyota dealers nudge buyers toward choosing new cars

Toyota dealers trying to sell new vehicles are hamstrung by thebrand’s success in Myanmar, which has left a huge pool of used cars for buyers to choose from. Second-hand Toyotas are the vehicles of choice in much of Myanmar, and people rarely buy used cars from other brands. But this popularity means that the toughest […]

Car imports decline as Thai currency rises

As the value of the Thai baht increases along with the US dollar, the cost of importing a car from Thailand has risen by up to Ks 1 million. Therefore, the number of legal car imports over the Thai border has become remarkably low, according to import-export businesspeople. “When purchasing cars from Thailand, the price […]

Burma’s New Auto Policy to Promote Manufacturing, Say Experts

RANGOON — Domestic and foreign car industry experts will convene over the weekend to hash out details of a new automobile policy geared toward streamlining Burma’s ownership, manufacturing and import practices. The Myanmar Automobile Policy Conference will take place at the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce (UMFCCI) in Rangoon on May 31. […]

European luxury car makers struggle against Japanese

Luxury European and South Korean car makers continue to struggle against Japanese dominance in the luxury used car niche, according to an online survey. Motors.com.mm’s October survey show Japan’s Toyota used car brands are leading in Myanmar’s niche luxury car market with an 81 percent share compared with Western and South Korean luxury models. One […]

Japan’s Toyota leads in Myanmar auto sales

Leading Japanese vehicle maker Toyota is still dominating Myanmar’s growing automobile market with a 53 percent share compared with top-notch Korean and Western automobile brands, according to an online survey released October 13. Yangon-based Motors.com.mm conducted an online survey from October 6 to 10 based on online trading on its website, the Motors.com.mm’s Country Manager […]

Ministry of Livestock, Fisheries and Rural Development to invite Open Tender; Closing Date: August 14, 2014

Ministry of Livestock, Fisheries and Rural Development INVITATION FOR OPEN TENDER We would like to revise our advertisement in Myanma Alinn and the Mirror dated July 14, 2014 as shown below. The Ministry of Livestock, Fisheries and Rural Development intends to procure the following packages of motor vehicles, motorbikes, and water supply accessories:    Sr. […]

Myanmar clunkers ‘scrapped’ to make room for new cars

Automakers are seeking pole position in possibly one of the world’s fastest growing markets for new and used cars. YANGON — Mr Mike Shwe Hlaing has a lot full of used SUVs and a potentially huge market to sell them to if Myanmar manages to spread some of the affluence blooming in its biggest city […]