Will coronavirus infect FDI?

Despite a global economic downturn due to the ongoing coronavirus epidemic, Myanmar’s foreign direct investment (FDI) has been on the rise. Recently, the Myanmar Investment Commission approved 25 new foreign investments totaling USD 90 million,

Signs of hope for pandemic-stricken economy

After months of stalled trade and a crippled tourism industry due to the COVID-19 epidemic, some economic sectors are showing signs of recovery even as others continue to slide. Since January, land trade with China, Thailand and India has taken a ser

Myanmar quarantines 22 as coronavirus hits economy

The Ministry of Health and Sports has quarantined 22 people who have been in contact with a South Korean woman who tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus. The woman was diagnosed with the disease in South Korea after having travelled to Malaysi

Myanmar may land on FATF watchlist

Myanmar may end the week on an international finance watchlist. Two sources close to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), a France-based financial monitoring agency, told Reuters that it may place Myanmar on its international “grey list̶

Thai developer to build USD 1 billion complex in Yangon

Thai developer Amata Corp. has announced plans to invest USD 1 billion in an industrial complex in Yangon. Amata recently signed a land lease agreement and joint venture agreement with the Myanmar Ministry of Construction in the country’s capit

Myanmar-China trade tops USD 1.3 billion

Trade between Myanmar and China has reached USD 1.337 billion in the first two months of the fiscal year and the two countries deepen their trade partnership. The data, which Eleven Media Group obtained from the Ministry of Commerce, shows USD 551 mi