In Yangon, upfront rents stretch tenants, small businesses

YANGON — As rents in the commercial capital rise, the illegal but common practice of landlords demanding six months’ or even a year’s rent upfront is stretching Yangon’s residential and business tenants to breaking point. Mr Soe Win Maung runs a roadside Shan noodle shop and stays with his wife in the top-floor loft of […]

Myanmar’s young tourism entrepreneurs

Since almost five decades of rule by a military junta came to an end in Myanmar (also known as Burma) in 2011, a growing number of tourists are choosing to visit the South East Asian nation. From ancient cities, to dazzling Buddhist temples, and unspoilt beaches and countryside, it is easy to see the attraction […]