Local banks permitted to extend more mortgages

Local banks have been permitted to allocated 5 percent of their total loan portfolio towards mortgages not exceeding three years, the Central Bank of Myanmar (CBM) said in a statement on Tuesday. The CBM’s aim is to generate more growth and development in the local banking sector and create more opportunities for people to own […]

JICA to lend US$100m to local SMEs in 2018-19

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will lend 11.5 billion Japanese yen (K151.685 billion) to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the fiscal year of 2018-19 through domestic banks. This decision was officially announced on September 5. The JICA’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) two-step loan will be managed by state-owned Myanma Economic Bank under its SME […]

Joint Ventures, Branch Offices First on Offer to Foreign Lenders: CB Official

YANGON — An easing of restrictions will likely allow foreign banks to enter into joint ventures with local lenders and open branch offices in Myanmara, according to Khin Saw Oo, deputy governor of the Central Bank. Responding to a report from Reuters that Myanmara would allow some foreign banks to start offering limited financial services […]