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Central Bank of Myanmar has now allowed Authorized Dealer license holding banks and non-bank financial institutions to buy and sell Chinese yuan and Japan Yen, according to the notice issued on October 12. It has already allowed the US dollar, Euro, Singapore Dollar, Baht, and Ringgit to be traded in...
Year Foreign direct investment into the agriculture sector in Myanmar as of August 2020-2021 Fiscal Year is less than one percent of the total FDI into the country, according to the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration. The Agricultural sector only received USD10.650 million between April and September 2018 and...
In an attempt to stabilize the dollar rate against Myanmar Kyat, the Central Bank of Myanmar issued a notice on October 3 ordering exporters to deposit the foreign currency earnings from the exports into the exporter's foreign currency account or sell the earning to the bank, which holds Authorized...
The Department of Trade under the Ministry of Commerce announced that it has stopped issuing import permits for vehicle imports starting from October 1st aiming to reduce foreign currency needs as the country's economy is stalling and export has dropped. According to the announcement, the junta will stop issuing permits...
Prudential Myanmar Life Insurance Limited (Prudential Myanmar) has introduced PRUHealth, a health insurance to combine financial protection, illness prevention, and wellness improvement. PRUHealth also offers additional insurance coverage to safeguard customers during the COVID-19 pandemic. “PRUHealth is the first health insurance solution of its type in Myanmar and is designed...
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...
Norwegian telecom firm Telenor issued an announcement today on September 15 hinting at the deployment of surveillance tech in Myanmar by saying that its continued presence would require Telenor Myanmar to activate intercept equipment for the use of Myanmar authorities. "Having worked actively to avoid activation of intercept equipment, Telenor...
The Central Bank of Myanmar has auctioned USD 15 million in a day for the first time in September at the rate of MMK 1,750 per dollar while the rate in the informal market was at MMK1,900-2,000 per dollar. The dollar rate against Myanmar Kyat keeps breaking records since March,...
A group of seven robbers robbed the AYA Bank’s cash carrier van on the old Yangon-Mandalay highway between Lat Pan Won Village and Thar Yar Aye Village in Inndagaw Township, Bago Region around 2 p.m. on September 13. Although local media reported that the robbers got away with money as...
The local gold price when the market closed on Friday, September 10, was at K1.91 million per tical compared to K1.855 million on September 13 representing around a K50,000 drop over the weekends. (tical= 16.3 g) Global gold price is USD $1,789 per ounce on September 13. The local gold price...