US removes sanctions; bus engines ordered from China; Yangon start-up wins global competition; China freezes traders’ assets.
25 The News For 25 June 2017
Bagan visitors increase, controversial coal plant progresses, EuroCham proposes policy changes, and tech startups get a boost.
Multiconsult is awarded the deal by Norway’s state-owned SN Power.
Foreign investment forum in Naypyidaw, property portal raises funds, Thai bank opens Rangoon branch, and Singapore strengthens Burma ties.
Businesspeople are keen to see foreign investors help launch their large-scale ventures.
Business owners cast doubt over minister U Kyaw Win’s expectations for the country’s finances.
Burma’s Asean trade volume slips, engineers are in high demand, manufacturing PMI falls, and AYA Bank widens Visa credit card market.
Logistics warehouse opens in Thilawa, bankers head to Thailand for training, Coca-Cola welcomes new Burma chief, DICA approves 25 new investments.
Yangon Heritage Trust records thousands of heritage buildings in the downtown area, bolstering hopes for the sites’ protection against development.
Myanmar Mahar Htun teams up with Siemens, Korean cable firm set for Thilawa, Paradiso expands movie business, and Uber starts operations in Rangoon.
Uber is only hiring government-accredited taxi drivers in Burma as it launches in Rangoon.
Burma’s largest private bank, KBZ, hires a banking expert to act as CEO and as special adviser to the bank’s chairman U Aung Ko Win.
ASEAN +3 Macroeconomic Research Office says economy will pick up this year after a dip in 2016-17.
Hotels and Tourism Minister U Ohn Maung reveals plan for expansion on trip to southern Arakan State.
Norwegian Firm Wins Contract for Dam Impact Assessment
The Irrawaddy Business Roundup (June 10)
Finance Minister Predicts ‘Take Off’ for Burma Economy
The Irrawaddy Business Roundup (June 3)
Burma Signals for Foreign Investment
KBZ Appoints New CEO
The Irrawaddy Business Roundup (March 25)
CB Bank to Double the Size of its ATM Network in 2017
This Week in Parliament (June 19-23)
Outgoing ICRC Head Weighs in On Progress, Challenges in Myanmar
Myanmar Rock Stars Arrested After Alleged Late-Night Violence
Muse Locals Protest Chinese Bank Account Closures