Central Bank of Myanmar
29
Jan
2019
Financing a Myanmar-based Internet Service Provider
The market for Internet Service Providers (“ISP”) in Myanmar is stabilizing. Refinancing strategies, retooling and opportunities for expansion are fueling the need for new cash. Foreign financing remains one of the most obvious ways for ISPs to attract new funding. Highlights Official Approvals for a New Foreign Loan Regulatory Regime of an ISP Due Diligence […]
29
Jan
2019
Bank Fees Now Included in Interest Cap
Following the recent directive of the Central Bank of Myanmar (the “CBM”), , interest rate caps of 13% and 16% shall apply for secured loans and unsecured loans,. The Directive provides that “the maximum interest rate … includes all other fees collectible in lump sum or in partial payments such as guarantee fees, management fees […]
9
Nov
2018
Client Alert: Foreign Bank Branches Permitted to Extend Banking Services to Local Companies in Myanmar
In an exciting development, the Central Bank of Myanmar (the “CBM”) on 8 November 2018 issued Directive No. 6/2018 (the “Directive”) which grants permission to foreign bank branches to extend banking services to local companies wholly owned by Myanmar nationals. As the reader may already be aware, there are 13 foreign bank branches operating in […]
31
May
2018
PTD Draft Directive on Tariffs for Telecom Licensees (VDB Loi Insights This Month)
      HIGHLIGHT OF THIS MONTH From our Telecommunications, Media and Technology Team PTD Draft Directive on Tariffs for Telecom Licensees Telecom licensees in Myanmar have an obligation under their license to seek and obtain PTD approval for tariffs prior to launch of the relevant telecom services, pursuant to section 29 of the Telecommunications […]
24
May
2018
CBM announcement – Credit bureau
Per announcement from CBM dated 17 May 2018: “The Central Bank of Myanmar has issued a business license to Myanmar Credit Bureau Limited on 17 May 2018 to establish a credit bureau in the Republic of the Union of Myanmar. Myanmar Credit Bureau Limited may collect information regarding the repayment capacity and other related information […]
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