Truck drivers across Myanmar in limbo as states, regions enforce COVID-19 restrictions

Truck drivers across Myanmar in limbo as states, regions enforce COVID-19 restrictions A rising number of truck drivers across Myanmar are in limbo now that the states and regions are enforcing restrictions to contain the spread of COVID-19. Last week, Shan State temporarily banned vehicles and passengers from other states and regions between October 1 […]

Critical Construction Work to Be Exempted From Yangon’s COVID-19 Lockdown

YANGON—Construction work deemed to be critical at building sites across Yangon Region will be allowed to continue during the COVID-19 lockdown, according to the regional Construction Works Supervisory Committee. Such work is estimated to account for about 10 percent of building activity at the region’s current construction projects. Most construction activity has been suspended in […]

Yangon’s equities exchange has only five trading stocks and very few investors, but that’s about to change

In a colonial building in Myanmar’s largest city, a large screen showed stock prices for a handful of companies. Four people, perhaps tourists, perhaps investors, shuffled around the floor. The clock struck 11. Suddenly the prices changed. Then, in an instant, all the people were gone. That was just another day at Asia’s tiniest bourse, […]