Kirin wants to keep operating in Myanmar

Although it has announced an end to its partnership with Myanma Economic Holdings Ltd., Japanese beverage giant Kirin said it wants to keep selling and marketing its products in Myanmar. “We are not necessarily exiting Myanmar. We would like to con

Kirin reconsiders partnership

Japanese beverage giant Kirin has announced that it will review and reconsider its business partnership with the military (Tatmadaw). The announcement follows mounting international pressure to sever ties with Myanmar Brewery, the country’s lar
Illicit trade valued at over USD 6.4 billion per year

Illicit trade valued at over USD 6.4 billion per year

Myanmar’s illicit trade stands at USD 6.4 billion. During the first-ever Illicit Trade Forum held on February 3rd and 4th in Geneva, U Than Myint, the country’s minister of commerce, said that this figure is still “just the tip of the i
Kirin investigates payments

Japanese beer giant struggling

Japanese beverage giant Kirin has said it will conduct a “further examination” of its Myanmar presence after its ties with the Myanmar Army (Tatmadaw) threatened an unrelated deal in the United States. The affair could show that things ar
Kirin investigates payments

Genocide accusations threaten deal of Myanmar Beer partner

Myanmar’s global political woes have become a thorn in the side of a major foreign investor. A bid by Japanese conglomerate Kirin International Holdings to buy an American beer brand has come under fire thanks to Kirin’s stake in Myanmar

Thai Chang beer brewed in Yangon

Yangon’s new Emerald Brewery canned its first Chang beer on September 25th. Singaporean firm Fraser and Neave (F&N) invested US$70 million into the new facility, which will be brewing the famous Thai beer brand at a capacity of 500,000 hect