Industry banks add to sector’s risk

With each new approval of an industry-focused bank, Myanmar’s banking sector becomes riskier. Instead of creating more banks, Myanmar should streamline its existing institutions to minimise the chance of a banking sector crisis, according to international advisers, who have warned the government against the systemic risks created by sector-specific banks. However, despite an already crowded […]

Low-cost housing winners out of luck

Over 100 people may be out of luck after winning rights to purchase low-cost housing from Shwe Lin Ban project in Yangon’s Hlaing Tharyar township, according to Daw Thida Than, a staff officer at the Department of Human Settlement and Housing Development. A total of 768 different units at Shwe Lin Ban were meted out […]

CHDB pushes for funding for plans to finance mortgages for homeowners

Home ownership may be a common dream, but financing purchases of admittedly expensive homes continues to be an obstacle. The Construction and Housing Development Bank was set up in 2013 under the Ministry of Construction’s supervision to providing the loans that could allow more people to afford homes, but so far its success has been […]