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Long term economic improvement certain, strategy needed: U Win Aung

THE government has come under pressure for its handling of the Myanmar economy, with stakeholders lamenting the slowing pace of economic reform and investment flows. During the first half of 2018, approved foreign direct investments (FDI) totalled just $1.7 billion, compared to $4.1 billion during the same period in the previous fiscal year. Meanwhile, GDP […]

United International Group to Open Five Amata Hotels in 2018-19

United International Group, owner and operator of Amata Hotels in Myanmar, will open five more hotels in the country, U Win Aung, group CEO of United International Group told The Myanmar Times Monday. The company will open two new Amata hotels at Inle Lake and Pindaya in Shan State, two in the Myeik archipelago at Tanintharyi Region […]

Dilemma on minimum wages could lead to better productivity

Concern is rising among employers over demands that the minimum wage be raised to K4,800- K6,600 ($4-$5.20) per day from K3,600 per day currently. That’s a potential increase in wages of more than 80 percent, a move which, if implemented, could put many companies out of business. The Confederation of Trade Unions in Myanmar (CTUM), […]

Jade sales at 54th Gem Emporium down due to poorer quality

The jade exhibition, which opened on August 2 at the Mani Yadana Jade Hall in Nay Pyi Taw, closed August 11 after raking in €518 million worth of gems sold through an open tender system. A total of 105 out of 326 gem lots were sold for €3.07 million, while 5,092 out of 6,561 jade […]

Listing Brings Few Benefits for Construction Sector for now

​​ There is only one listed construction-related firm on the Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX) at the moment. Joining the YSX will not boost the construction companies to raise capital for real estate projects in the short term. KBZ Bank deputy managing director U Bo Bo Wai Maung said that local construction companies should consider joining […]

Danyingone Market Developer Launches Share Sale

​​ Trading on the Yangon Stock Exchange may be lacklustre, but there is still demand for shares in over-the-counter markets for the right firms. Myanmar Agro Exchange Public Company, a food market and supply chain firm partly owned by local tycoon U Win Aung, is in the process of a share sale and says it […]

British Chamber Launches Business Program to Entice UK Firms to Myanmar

The British Chamber of Commerce has launched a variety of business services to help attract British businesses to enter the Myanmar market. Some of the more prominent services the chamber is offering include business matching, market visits, trade missionsand bespoke events where businesses can showcase their products and services. With Myanmar considered one of the […]

Work on Thilawa ‘Zone B’ to begin after rainy season

The investors behind Myanmar’s first special economic zone will start accepting proposals for factories in second zone known as “Zone B” at the end of the rainy season, as both phases of “Zone A” near completion, with US$760 million in foreign investment committed to the project so far. Myanmar Thilawa SEZ Holdings chair U Win Aung told The […]

Thilawa Holdings lays out risks pre-IPO

Myanmar Thilawa SEZ Holdings (MTSH) has received the green light to list on the Yangon Stock Exchange and has published its disclosure documents, which detail its key shareholders, earnings and the main risks facing the company. The firm, established in 2013 by a nine-shareholder consortium, will launch its shares on the exchange on May 20, […]

FMI increases capital to Yoma Bank

First Myanmar Investment (FMI) has increased its capital contribution to its subsidiary Yoma Bank by almost K9.6 billion, after accepting a loan facility from Bangkok Bank, said a company announcement yesterday. FMI, owned by businessperson Serge Pun, is the first and only company to list on the Yangon Stock Exchange and owns a 51 percent […]