As junta forces increasingly refuse to return the bodies of those they've slain, the pain of grieving families is being exacerbated by uncertainty.
A boycott launched in the wake of the February 1 coup has caused sales of Myanmar Beer to plummet – and may even have wiped US$1 billion off the value of its military-linked parent company.
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Singapore drinks and property conglomerate Fraser and Neave says an assessment has valued its stake in Myanmar Brewery at US$560 million.
Dutch brewer Heineken has entered Myanmar’s increasingly competitive beer market, opening a US$60 million brewery in a joint venture with a domestic partner at Hmawbi, about 30 miles north of Yangon. Lester Tan, the managing director of the APB ABC joint venture, spoke to Frontier about the company’s plans for Myanmar and its strategy for challenging Myanmar Beer’s dominant share of the market.