Germany-based international wholesale company METRO has announced that it will cease its foodservice distribution business in Myanmar due to the volatile investment and business environment in the Southeast Asian country, which is expected to continue for some time. "We made this decision with regret because we started 2019 with positive...
Better Technologies Myanmar (trading as Better HR), based in Yangon has grown to 150 customer companies across 3 countries within 1 year, making it the first Yangon-based startup in the HR space to make it regional. Better HR is a cloud-based application that allows organizations to streamline HR processes such...
"Fix the money, fix Myanmar" This is the slogan of Myanmar Dollar-MYD, the newly emerged cryptocurrency, which is intended to counter the junta’s grip on Myanmar Kyat. This is one of the facets of the revolution against the coup. Unlike A-May Suu Token, a crypto token that emerged after the...
Myanmar Economic Holding has filed for winding-up of its brewery business called Myanmar Brewery Company Limited, which produces Myanmar Beer, Adman Gold, and Black Shield as well as Kirin Beer, according to the announcement published in Myanmar Alin Newspaper on November 22. The announcement said that Myanmar Economic Holding will...
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...
The State Administration Council has imposed K20,000 per SIM card on the sales and activation of the SIM Cards and 15% commercial tax on internet services after amending Union Tax Law 2021. "No matter what provisions the Commercial Tax Law comprises, only once commercial tax shall be levied K20,000 per the...
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...
The skyrocketing gold price in Myanmar today has dropped by around K200,000 per tical within hours after reaching over MMK2.2 million in the morning before dropping to K2 million in the afternoon before the local gold market is closed. A tical of gold is equivalent to 16.32 grams or...
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...
The International Labour Organization (ILO) estimated that some 1.6 million jobs were lost in Myanmar in 2021 with the military takeover compounding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Among the population impacted by the weakened labour market, women workers were hit most. Working hours are estimated to have decreased 18 per...