When the construction site he worked at was forced to close due to COVID-19 restrictions in September, construction worker U Aung Khant had to take out loans to feed his family. (Hkun Lat | Frontier)
Since health authorities introduced stay-at-home orders for Yangon in September, informal workers and small business owners have faced a grim struggle to make ends meet amid a lack of government assistance.
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Since health authorities introduced stay-at-home orders for Yangon in September, informal workers and small business owners have faced a grim struggle to make ends meet amid a lack of government assistance.
Raising capital has long been a problem for Myanmar's entrepreneurs, but the banking sector has begun taking steps to unleash the huge growth potential of the financial sector.
Multinational giant Samsung is South Korea’s largest chaebol, or industrial conglomerate, and its dozens of subsidiaries include Samsung Electronics, one of the world’s biggest information technology companies. The group’s other activities range from shipbuilding and construction to entertainment and healthcare. Samsung has been consolidating its presence in Myanmar since the change of government in 2011. Frontier spoke to Irene Ng, Samsung Asia vice president for marketing, about the company’s plans for Myanmar.

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