Ideabox, Amazon Launch Myanmar in the Cloud


Ideabox Myanmar announced that it has joined the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Activate program to provide more resources to its portfolio of startup companies. AWS Activate is a program designed to provide startups with the resources needed to get started quickly and easily on AWS platform. “It’s a great program to… Read more »

Yongnam Holdings wins $1.4b airport deal

A consortium led by Singapore-based Yongnam Holdings has won a $1.4 billion deal to build a new airport in Myanmar, the latest in a series of global deals as the country opens itself up after decades of isolation. The consortium – comprising Yongnam Holdings Ltd, Changi Airport Planners and Engineers… Read more »

Myanmar’s NEX gets seed capital from Blibros

Myanmar’s untapped market for mobile and digital development businesses is opening up and investors are eyeing a wide range of promising opportunities within the Southeast Asian nation’s fast growing IT sector. One of the leading local mobile and digital startup NEX, founded in 2013, is now set to grow faster… Read more »

Asia Tech Image to start production in Myanmar

Taiwan-based contact image sensor (CIS) module maker Asia Tech Image is installing equipment at a newly constructed factory in Myanmar and expects to start production with an initial annual capacity of 3 million CIS modules in early 2015, company president Iris Wu said. Contact Image Sensors (CIS) are a relatively… Read more »

Myanmar to auction more oil & gas blocks in 2015

The Ministry of Energy is going to grant a total of 15 oil and gas blocks for exploration next year, state-run Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE) announced. “We will grant permit to companies with transparency,” U Myint Kyi, former managing director of MOGE, told a conference. Among Myanmar’s 53… Read more »

Ideabox to Sponsor GO Project in Myanmar

Ideabox said it will sponsor The GO Project (GO) in Myanmar, a global start-up lab programme focused on educating people on innovation to become more entrepreneurial. GO is a global learning lab developed by nine aspiring entrepreneurs, designers and consultants from the USA, Mexico, and Finland. Since February, GO’s founding… Read more »

Myanmar Job Portal Fuses Online With Offline, a Myanmar-based job portal, has ventured into offline media by launching a magazine in Yangon. The new magazine, “Myanmar Professionals Digest”, aims to give those who don’t have regular internet, access to work-related content, said, a subsidiary of Asia Pacific Internet Group (APACIG), a joint venture between Germany-based… Read more »

B&F Hotels site launches in Myanmar

Yangon-based B&F Myanmar said it has introduced a leading worldwide hotel price comparison site, B&F Hotels, where users can find suitable hotel deals from major travel websites and hotels. B&F Hotels works with worldwide hotel network providers and combine over 5 million hotel deals in over 120,000 destinations worldwide. The… Read more »

Myanmar Startup Day kicks off in Singapore

Myanmar Startup Day in Singapore took place this month at Silicon Straits Co lab, playing host to more than 60 participants. The first of its kind, Myanmar Startup Day featured six Myanmar startups who demonstrated their apps and businesses to a crowd comprising largely of Myanmar nationals residing in Singapore…. Read more »

Thilawa SEZ Holdings sells more shares

Myanmar Thilawa SEZ Holdings Public Co Ltd, (MTSH) has once again started selling shares to the public ahead of the establishment of the stock exchange in 2015, the president of the company said. “We will trade company’s shares before the launch of the stock exchange,” said U Win Aung, the… Read more »