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...
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...
Written by Aung Khant Oo အောက်တွင် မြန်မာလိုဖတ်ရှုနိုင်ပါသည်။ With COVID-19 seemingly worsening across Myanmar, and the uncertainty of what changes the coming election may bring, there has never been a more crucial time to focus on the financial stability of the country. The key to ensuring stability and safeguarding our future is...
အောက်တွင် မြန်မာလို ဖတ်ရှုနိုင်ပါသည် Asia Development Bank's latest report estimated the GDP of Myanmar to grow to 1.8 percent in 2020 compared to 6.8 percent in 2019 while the GDP of most Southeast Asian economies are estimated to contract. Like Myanmar, Vietnam’s GDP growth is expected to have 1.8 percent and Burnie’s...
This article was written by Sean Turnell and posted on East Asia Forum On 1 July 2020, the European Union and six of its member governments announced a moratorium on debt repayments due from Myanmar. The agreement allows Myanmar to ‘focus efforts on economic recovery from COVID-19’ and is worth...
By P. Kandiah and Geetha Kandiah Moderna Inc., Sanofi, AstraZeneca plc, Roche, Gilead Sciences and Novartis are just some of the many pharmaceutical companies working to fast-track the development of a coronavirus vaccine. Many companies and research institutions from various countries are racing to develop the vaccine for COVID-19. Who...

The toll on travel

The most difficult times imaginable As the novel coronavirus continues to spread, commercial flights have all but stopped. The situation is so dire that the head of the trade group representing the world’s airlines called the last few months “its deepest crisis ever.” A Reuters analysis of data from FlightAware, which...
Elizabeth Paton (The New York Times) PARIS – When the last model stepped off the runway at Louis Vuitton and the fall 2020 shows drew to a close last week, it was clear that diversity on the catwalks had become a genuine reality and not just a seasonal trend –...
Jason Farago (The New York Times) GHENT, Belgium – God is in the details, they assure you; but some art is so jam-packed with details, each hair so fine, each fold so painstaking, that it surpasses even the divine. Nearly six centuries ago here, the painter Jan van Eyck used...