Cooling Property Market Expected to Revive This Year

Thanks to the enactment of the New Companies Law and the emergence of bylaws for condominium developments, the country may see an inflow of foreign direct investment (FDI) to reactivate the cooling property market, according to Aung Naing Oo, secretary of Myanmar Investment Commission. “Take a look at the FDI situation, there may be both […]

Myanmar Looks to Strong Inflow of FDI

THOUGH MYANMAR is one of the lowest-ranked economies in Asia Pacific region according to the World Bank’s recent report on doing business, the nation maintains its optimism over the inflow of foreign direct investment next year, according to Aung Naing Oo, director-general of the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration and secretary of Myanmar Investment […]

AMCHAM Myanmar Encourages U.S. Banks to Enter Myanmar Market

The American Chamber of Commerce in Myanmar (AMCHAM Myanmar) recently led a financial services business delegation to Yangon and Nay Pyi Taw consisting of 13 companies to meet with government representatives and local banks from July 24-26. The goal of the mission was to help U.S. financial institutions, including banks and insurance companies, get a […]

No Foreign Investment Allowed in Mining Sector by NLD Government

​​ ​​Secretary of Myanmar Investment Commission, Aung Naing Oo, said that the MIC did not allow foreign investment in mining sector and the mining sector is not included in the list of sectors for which foreign investment will be encouraged. “There is no foreign business which has been allowed to invest in mining. What is […]

KBZ Strengthens Remittance Services with US Banks

​​ After kicking off the US-Myanmar direct money transfer service, Kanbawza Bank (KBZ) has tried to establish a direct channel with US banks, KBZ managing director U Win Lwin told the media. Right now, KBZ has opened a USD settlement account in New York’s branch of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC). Hence, direct money transfer […]

SEZ to Import Japanese Agriculture Machineries

​​ Agricultural machinery manufacturer Yanmar Myanmar Co Ltd in Thilawa Special Economic Zone (SEZ) will not establish production lines in Myanmar but will import and distribute those machineries, Takesi Terada, the firm’s managing director, told the Myanmar Times. Yanmar Myanmar, a joint venture between Yanmar and the Japanese corporation Mitsui, has established import and distribution […]

Myanmar boosts incentives for infra development, labour-intensive projects

THE MYANMAR Investment Commission, a government body to facilitate both foreign and local investment, has planned plans to provide more incentives for investors in the two areas that are crucial to the country’s growth, labour-intensive industries and infrastructure development, a senior official said. According to Aung Naing Oo, secretary of Myanmar Investment Commission and director […]