UK shifts trade policy on Myanmar to open markets further

Britain is signalling a shift in its trade policy on Myanmar to focus on opening up specific sectors where UK companies already have a foothold, including education, financial and professional services, infrastructure and energy. In an interview with The Myanmar Times, Warren Pain, director of international trade at the British embassy, set out how the […]

Can Singapore capitalise on Myanmar’s opening?

Myanmar’s political opening has caught the world’s attention, and many countries are rushing to what has been called Asia’s last frontier market. Punishing sanctions by the European Union have been lifted, while Washington DC has suspended its measures. Seized by the economic potential of the country’s large market and rich resources, Western companies have responded […]

Banking conference touch upon the 2 contrasting face of Myanmar

Investors, bankers, entrepreneurs, consultants, delegates and businessmen—all flock to conquer a stake in the world’s final financial frontier. Buzzing with excitement, 250 guests from 10 countries gathered on July 16 at the inaugural Myanmar Banking and Finance conference at the Trader’s Hotel in Yangon, here to learn of Myanmar’s banking and financial reforms, foreign exchange […]