COVID-19 Taking Huge Toll on Myanmar Manufacturing, Service Sectors, World Bank Says

YANGON—The World Bank (WB)’s latest survey on Myanmar has revealed that nearly half of all businesses in the manufacturing and service sectors do not expect to recover from the economic effects of the pandemic, while a reduction in sales is the top concern of businesses in the country. The WB’s latest survey for October covered […]

Myanmar firms slow to adapt to COVID-19 impact, survey shows

Due to COVID-19, the majority of Myanmar firms have experienced lower sales and cash flow shortages, resulting in reduced access to credit needed to support operations, according to the results of a World Bank survey to gauge the firm-level impact of the pandemic, released August 14. The survey included 500 firms spanning a wide range […]

Eurocham Survey: European companies asked for faster import and customer clearance procedures to ease effects of COVID19

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY COVID 19 is an infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus. The outbreak of COVID 19 has disrupted the global economy. Even a contained outbreak could result in significant economic impact in the short run. The evolution of the disease and its economic impact is highly uncertain which makes it difficult […]

Average worker spends over K7000 daily: Yangon govt

Workers in Myanmar’s economic capital spend over K7000 (US$4.83) a day, according to a survey by Yangon Region’s Minimum Wage Committee. U Tun Wai, the committee’s labor representative, said that workers spend K5000 to K6000 a day on food, accommodation, and family needs. “If we add expenses for health, transportation and miscellaneous, the amount rises […]

Job seekers lay out preferred sectors to work for in survey

Job seekers in Myanmar are prioritising career opportunities in the beverage, telecommunications and retail industries, a survey conducted by JobNet’s Myanmar Employer Awards (MEA) program showed. The survey included some 10,000 managers, experienced non-managers, director-level executives and entry-level fresh graduates. Results also showed that aside from those able to pay the highest salaries, employers who […]

Yangon to conduct own survey to determine minimum wage

The Yangon Region government will conduct its own survey starting next week to gather data that would help in determining the country’s next minimum wage, a regional labour official said Wednesday. U Khin Maung Thwin, secretary of Minimum Wage Committee and regional officer of Department of Labour, said the data collection will start on Monday […]

Wage survey showed more than half of workers received increments

More than half of businesses surveyed in the French Myanmar Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s (CCI France Myanmar) Myanmar Salary Survey 2019 saw wage increases of between 1pc and 5pc for 2017. CCI France Myanmar released the survey results showing that 54pc of the more than 500 companies in the 10 industries that participated in […]

Survey finds 40pc of Yangonites dissatisfied with YCDC

The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) is the entity charged with managing and providing many of the services, such as planning, cleaning, transportation, and infrastructure development, among others, that keep a modern city humming. As such, the YCDC’s performance of its duties directly affects the lives of some five million people living in the city. […]

Survey looks into why people lack IDs

A survey is being conducted of the problems faced by people applying for national registration cards, said U Ohn Maung, a high court lawyer and member of a non-governmental organisation. Working committees in townships will study the obstacles to getting household certificates and registration cards, U Ohn Maung said. “Many people in Kayin and Mon […]

Survey finds 37% of families can’t afford health emergency

More than 35 percent of Myanmar households are not ready to shell out K200,000 (US$130) for emergency health care, according to Asia Foundation’s City Life Survey 2018. The foundation conducted the survey of 2414 people in 228 wards of Yangon, Mandalay, Monywa, Taunggyi and Mawlamyine cities from September to October 2018. It said that up […]