KBZ Bank and Tranglo, a cross-border payment hub, have formed a remittance partnership to facilitate inbound foreign money transfers directly into the accounts of KBZ Bank customers. Approved by the Central Bank of Myanmar, this service allows Myanmar workers in countries such as Malaysia, Singapore, and South Korea to...
U Kyaw Tin, Union Minister of the Ministry of International Cooperation, has requested China for early access to the COVID-19 vaccine.  “We need to increase collaboration between the developing country to respond to the health challenges we are facing and fight all forms of poverty. Myanmar is continuing its fight...
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...
Myanmar has made progress in poverty reduction as the proportion of the population living in poverty declined by almost 50 percent between 2005 and 2017, according to the Poverty Report, issued by the World Bank, UNDP, and the Central Statistical Organization.  The proportion of the population living below the poverty line...
By Brenna Hughes Neghaiwi and Simon Jessop ZURICH/LONDON (Reuters) - As stock markets roar back from the coronavirus-led rout, advisers to the world's wealthy are urging them to hold more gold, questioning the strength of the rally and the long-term impact of global central banks' cash splurge. Before the COVID-19 pandemic,...
By Marc Jones LONDON (Reuters) - The global stock's rally got back on track on Tuesday, with more support from the Federal Reserve and the Bank of Japan helping to end a bumpy few days for financial markets. A near 5% jump by Japan's Nikkei had given Asia its best day...
LONDON (Reuters) - Giving low doses of the generic steroid drug dexamethasone to patients admitted to hospital with COVID-19 reduced death rates by around a third among those with the most severe cases of infection, trial data showed on Tuesday. The results, described as a "major breakthrough" by scientists leading...
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Hundreds of children in Indonesia are believed to have died from COVID-19, giving the Southeast Asian country one of the world’s highest rates of child deaths from the novel coronavirus that experts around the world say poses little danger to the young. Paediatricians and health officials in...