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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...
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,...
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...
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...
The junta's Ministry of Commerce has proposed to set the price floor for unhusked rice at MMK560,000 per 100 tins for the rice grown in the rainy season and summer of 2021-2022, at the Work Committee meeting held in the last week of August. U Nyunt Aung, Deputy Minister of...
Japanese drinks giants Kirin Holdings booked an impairment loss of over 21.4 billion yen ($193 million) in the six months through June on account of its beer production businesses in Myanmar. But it is not planning to exist in Myanmar, Reuters reported quoting senior executive officer Toru Yoshimura from Kirin,...

Dollar rate hits K1,700

The dollar rate has been strong against Myanmar Kyat since the military coup reaching over K1,700 per dollar on August 11. This is the second time that the dollar rate against Myanmar Kyat reached over K1,700 within six months after the coup compared to K1,355 per dollar before the...
Telenor Group has announced today that it has entered into an agreement to sell 100 percent of its mobile operations in Myanmar to M1 Group for a total consideration of 105 million USD (approximately 900 million NOK), of which 55 million USD (approximately 470 million NOK) is a deferred payment over five years. The...
The military junta amended the 2020 Union Tax Law cutting the percentage of taxation on unassessed income or undisclosed sources of income with the aim, it said, to increase businesses which severely hit by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The NLD administration introduced taxation on unassessed income in a...
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...