Y&R folds Yangon branch as part of regional strategy

WPP has decided to close its Y&R Yangon branch by the end of June 2018, a move which impacts 10 people. In a statement, Chris Foster, regional president, Y&R Asia, explained that the move was part of the network’s regional strategy. He said that as one of the network’s smallest branches, the Yangon office was […]

Yangon office rates highest in SEA

As Myanmar continues to open up Yangon’s office market continues to thrive to the extent where the city is now home to the most expensive office rental rates in Southeast Asia. In its latest market report, Colliers International Myanmar noted that Yangon’s office stock currently stands at 112,000 sqm, with more than 230,000 sqm of […]

MTC opened to woo foreign buyers

The Myanmar Trade Centre has been opened to boost the country’s exports and woo foreign buyers. The MTC, officially launched on Saturday, is located at Yangon office of the Commerce Ministry. MyintSwe, the PM of Yangon Region and other regional government officials, Win Myint, the union minister of commerce and other officials, Win Aung, the […]

Unilever banners in Myanmar used extremist symbol

YANGON, Myanmar — Consumer products giant Unilever scrambled Monday to remove advertising banners from shops in western Myanmar that prominently displayed the symbol of the Buddhist extremist movement blamed for a wave of bloody attacks against minority Muslims. Photos viewed by The Associated Press showed the large green banners stretched over storefronts in the Rakhine […]

Ministry of Information: Invitation to Open Tender for Purchasing Machines and Spare Parts, Closing date: 23rd March, 2014

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list Ministry of Information News and Periodicals Enterprise Invitation to Open Tender for Purchasing Printing Machines and Spare Parts Opened Tenders are invited by the News and Periodicals Enterprise of the Ministry of Information, for the following machines and vehicles to be purchased in Myanmar currency. (a) 4Hi Tower […]

Baker & McKenzie opens in Myanmar

Baker & McKenzie has become the latest international firm to set foot in Myanmar with the opening of its Yangon office. The Yangon office, initially staffed by five Myanmar-qualified lawyers, will be led by infrastructure and corporate partner Chris Hughes, who has recently relocated to Yangon from the firm’s Sydney office. Bakers first tapped into […]

Japan’s Mori Hamada & Matsumoto to launch in Myanmar

Japanese ’big four’ firm Mori Hamada & Matsumoto is in the process of opening an office in Yangon, the largest city of Myanmar. It is Mori Hamada & Matsumoto’s latest expansion in South East Asia following its 2012 launch in Singapore. The Yangon office will be initially staffed by partner Takeshi Mukawa, who is co-representative […]

Duo of IP firms join Myanmar flood

Another two international firms have joined the growing rush into Myanmar, with UK IP firm Rouse and South East Asian firm Tilleke & Gibbins both expanding into the country. Rouse’s Myanmar office, based in Yangon, is the firm’s sixteenth location. Led by partner and Thailand country manager Fabrice Mattei, the office will offer filing and […]