Investment policy and regulation

Chinese-Funded Port Gives Myanmar a Sinking Feeling

Myanmar’s government wants to sharply reduce the scale of a Chinese-funded port project on the Bay of Bengal that officials say risks saddling the country with unsustainable debt. Keep reading ...

Japanese investors eye retail sector investments in Myanmar

Wholesalers and retailers from Japan, Thailand and South Korea met with the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) to discuss investments in the Myanmar retail sector, said U Yan Naing Tun, director general of the Department of Trade under MOC. Among the companies was Japanese retailer Aeon ...

‘Invest in Steel and Cement’ - Government Calls on Entrepreneurs to Prop Up Hungry Construction Sector

Minister for Planning and Finance U Kyaw Win has called on local entrepreneurs to invest in the cement and steel industry in efforts to meet the demand of the country’s booming construction sector.Keep reading  ...

Microfinance Firm Hayman Secures $1m Loan as Part of Aggressive Growth Plan

Microfinance lend­er Hayman Cap­ital has secured a $1 million loan from Malaysia’s May Bank as part of an ambitious ex­pansion plan to enlarge its loan portfolio and be­come a market leader.The company said last week that it was hoping to receive the first tranche of ...

Government to Give Investors Equal Rights at New Industrial Zones, Satellite Townships

The government has plans to build new industrial zones and satellite townships across the country, U Kyaw Win, the minister for planning and finance, told an investment conference.Keep reading ...

Changes to Fuel Policy to Level Playing Field – Minister

Myanmar is plan­ning to liberalize policy for for­eign retailors in the local fuel sales industry, the minister for finance and planning said.U Kyaw Win told a meeting of investors at Yangon’s Novotel Hotel that “one of the reasons for liberalizing the policy is that there ...

Regions and States Now Able to Green Light Business Proposals up to $5m

State and regional in­vestment commis­sions will be able to grant business proposals of up to $5 million as part of the new investment law.Local investments un­der K6 billion and foreign investments of less than $5 million will no longer need to go through the Myanmar ...

Formerly Blacklisted Tycoon Says End of Sanctions Has Restored His Dignity

A local tycoon for­merly reviled by American diplo­mats as a ‘crony’ has said the end of US sanctions last year was a “dream come true” for him.U Zaw Zaw, Executive Chairman of Max Myan­mar, one of the country’s largest conglomerates, was speaking at a conference ...

New Investment Law Rules to be Announced in March

RANGOON — Burma’s Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA) will announce new regulations for the national investment law in early March, in time for the start of the 2016-2017 fiscal year, according to a senior DICA official. Keep reading  ...

Government Eases Trade Restrictions

RANGOON — Burma’s government has announced a plan to ease trade restrictions on joint ventures between local business people and foreign investors, U Yan Naing Tun, director general of the Ministry of Commerce, told The Irrawaddy.Keep reading ...

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