Welcome to Asia300 — list of the region’s top companies

The Asia300 is Nikkei’s exclusive list of the biggest and fastest-growing companies from 11 economies across the continent. Our picks are based on market capitalization, with consideration also given to growth potential and geographic balance to bring into sharper relief ASEAN economies in particular. We draw on Nikkei’s unrivaled network of bureaus across Asia and … Read more

Myanmar matpe market extends till Pakistan via India

Myanmar’s matpe (black bean) market has expanded till Pakistan via India and is selling well, according to matpe traders. “India buys most in hundreds of thousands of tonnes. Some go to Thailand and Singapore markets, but they are just for germinating sprouts. The biggest buyers are Indians and we have learnt that our matpe has … Read more

Myanmar to see growth of just 1% in year to March 2024, says World Bank

MYANMAR’S economy is expected to grow just 1 per cent in the year to March 2024, the World Bank said in a report published on Tuesday (Dec 12), describing a “broad-based slowdown” across its key sectors, including agriculture, manufacturing, and trade. Myanmar has seen major upheaval since a 2021 military coup upended a wave of unprecedented … Read more

Myanmar’s agri exports surpass US$2 bln in 8 months

According to the Ministry of Commerce, Myanmar’s agricultural exports amounted to US$2.035 billion in the past eight months of the current financial year 2023-2024, beginning 1 April.The figures fell from $2.364 billion recorded in the year-ago period, showing a drop of $328.349 million.Myanmar exports agricultural products, animal products, minerals, forest products, and finished industrial goods, … Read more

Monthly Business Brief, September 2023

Economy The State Administration Council was reformed again on 25th September 2023 with 18 Members. Two new members are General Maung Maung Aye and Lt. General Nyo Saw. With reform of SAC, the government has reshuffled the cabinet with the following reassignment: Lt-Gen Soe Htut, Union Minister for Union Government Office (1) to the original military … Read more

Myanmar’s economic recovery slowed by high prices and shortages

 While economic conditions in Myanmar stabilized in the first half of 2023, businesses continue to face multiple challenges, household incomes remain weak, and food security has become an increasing concern, according to the World Bank’s semi-annual Myanmar Economic Monitor. Economic activity is slowly increasing in Myanmar, but from a low base, the report, A Fragile Recovery, … Read more

Sole Proprietorship

What is a Sole Proprietorship? A sole proprietorship is an unincorporated business that one person owns and manages. As the business and the owner are not legally separate, it is the simplest form of business structure. It is also known as individual entrepreneurship, sole trader, or simply proprietorship.  The business owner, also known as a proprietor or a trader, conducts business using their legal … Read more