Coup leader Senior General Min Aung Hlaing said at the seventh coordination meeting on COVID-19 Prevention, Control and Treatment held on August 9 that importing vaccines for the country's 50 million population will make the country poor, and thus the country needs to produce both COVID-19 vaccines, and medicines...
Telenor Group has announced today that it has entered into an agreement to sell 100 percent of its mobile operations in Myanmar to M1 Group for a total consideration of 105 million USD (approximately 900 million NOK), of which 55 million USD (approximately 470 million NOK) is a deferred payment over five years. The...
The military junta amended the 2020 Union Tax Law cutting the percentage of taxation on unassessed income or undisclosed sources of income with the aim, it said, to increase businesses which severely hit by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The NLD administration introduced taxation on unassessed income in a...
As the Agri-input prices have increased compared to the previous years, farmers in Myanmar worry that it will impact crop yields. "Fertilizer prices are on the rise. This year, we can't buy the fertilizers on credit unlike previous years," U Win Nyunt, a farmer in Magway Region, said. The price for...
If you want to withdraw cash from your bank account in Myanmar, you need to get up as early as at least 4 a.m and go to an ATM-not any ATM but ATM where your bank chooses to refill cash. Then wait for hours to have your turn to...
Local gold price, which has skyrocketed reaching over K1.7 million following the coup by the military, now has dropped as much as K200,000 as the price decreased to around K1.5 million per tical (tical= 16.3 g). On May 26, the domestic gold market closed with K1.5 million per tical while...
Major Japanese retailer Aeon has decided to postpone its $180 million shopping mall project in Myanmar due to the political turmoil in the country, according to NHK reports. Aeon planned to start the construction process this year and expected to open the mall by 2023. The project is a joint venture...
After the dollar rate drastically surged from around K1,300 per dollar before February to K1,720 within just over three months, the Central Bank of Myanmar is planning to sell $1.6 million through money changers on May 13, according to local money changers. "We are to buy dollars from the central...
Most of the companies both local and foreign companies were planning to increase investments in January 2021, according to the joint survey conducted by ten foreign chambers of commerce, but now companies have halted their plans to increase investment after political events in February 2021. A total of 372 companies...
Last Saturday, Myanmar’s Union Election Committee announced a victory for Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) in the 2020 Myanmar General Election. The party won 83 percent of the seats in the Union Parliament, which exceeds even the number of seats gained in the previous...