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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...
U Ohn Maung, Union Minister of the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism, said that Myanmar’s dream of receiving five million tourists in 2020 was blown away by the COVID-19 pandemic.  “Myanmar was on its track to receive over five million tourists in 2020 for the first time in its history....
There are three things the Draper Startup House Yangon is full of – young startups, entrepreneurs and worldwide travelers. Take a seat at the hostel’s watering hole, a bar supported by HAPA Coffee & Cocktail, and the murmurs of startups, VCs, entrepreneurs and digital nomads at neighboring tables will...
Written by Min Thu Aung Before Myanmar gained independence in 1948, there were 110 insurance companies in the country and only two of them were locally owned. The number had dwindled to 74 (four being locally owned) before 1963, the year the country nationalized private companies resulting in an insurance...
Written by Andrew Delaney Last year, Thailand was the third-largest foreign investor in Myanmar at $6.6 billion in 2018-2019 following Singapore then China. However, due to the unofficial border trade, this figure understates the value of the trade relationship. Thailand has the longest border with Myanmar at 2,416 km. Myanmar shares...
အောက်တွင် မြန်မာလိုဖတ်ရှုနိုင်ပါသည် Written by Tayzar Bhone Myint Myanmar allowed its citizens to go out and buy essential commodities during the period considered the peak of the local transmission. However, people tried to avoid going out and spent less, resulting in an 80 percent retail sales drop compared to last year, according...
Michael Cooper ( The New York Times ) Even the most casual visitor to Vienna can’t help but be bombarded by the city’s Mozart-industrial complex. Mozart’s face peers out from the wrappers of ubiquitous chocolate-covered candies called Mozart Kugeln, grand cafes offer Mozart tortes, and souvenir shops sell Mozart key chains,...
Stephanie Rosenbloom (New York Times) Beneath a giant glass dome, where a waterfall plunges 130 feet through a forest, and a winding path leads past palms and fig trees, orchids and anthuriums, a robot came rolling around a bend. It was about five feet tall, and cruising my way. In its...
အောက်တွင် မြန်မာလို ဖတ်ရှုနိုင်ပါသည် Yoma Strategic Holdings will establish a new company called Yoma MFS Holding (Wave Holdco), which will acquire Telenor Group's current 51 percent stake in Wave Money for $76.5 million, according to the press release issued by the Yoma Strategic. Upon the completion of the transactions, Yoma Strategic will...