Myanmar consumers shift habits: study

Myanmar consumers in major cities evolved from a generation of necessity to a generation of need for social appearance and lifestyles, according to a Thai-based behavioural consulting research firm, which attributed the shift to the increase of disposable income of workers amid economic growth during the past few years. Envirosell Thailand, which conducted a study […]

TrueMoney unveils new and improved e-wallet features

ASEAN’s leading e-payment provider, TrueMoney, announced today new and improved features for its TrueMoney Wallet application, designed to serve all of the financial needs for people in Thailand and in the ASEAN region, according to a company statement. Apart from the current services of bill payment, mobile top-up, money transfer, and online and offline payments, […]

Coffee Culture Grows in Rangoon

RANGOON — It is 2:30 a.m. and I am on my way home after a night out with friends when I find myself watching the teashop boys on my street set up tables with their half-open eyes. The teashop’s soft light is bright enough to see one man baking naan. An older man who prides […]

Myanmar’s coffee growers bank on specialty niche

MANDALAY, Myanmar — When Tin Win Win opened Fuji Coffee House and Restaurant in Yangon in 1996, she had to make special trips abroad to source quality coffee beans. “She used to hand carry back Brazilian and African beans and process them with a mini-roaster,” recalled her son, Thu Zaw, who now heads the family’s […]