The global dollar price index is around 92 points and the exchange rate is around 1,703 kyats per dollar

The global dollar price index was around 92 points on September 2, and on September 2, the exchange rate in the local market was around 1,703 kyats per dollar, according to foreign currency traders. In the domestic market, the exchange rate has risen sharply since June 2018, breaking the record of 1,438 kyats per dollar on December 16, 2016 to 1,440 kyats on July 30, 2018, to a record high of 1,670 kyats on August 16 and 1,650 kyats on September 20.

Then, on January 1, 2019, it was 1540 kyats. On February 28, it dropped to 1,503 kyat. It was around 1514 kyats on August 26 and rose to 1565 kyats on September 6. It has fallen below 1,400 kyats since March 5, 2020. In July 1367 kyats; In August 1342 kyats; In September 1324 kyats; In October, it dropped to 1297 kyats.The lowest and highest monthly foreign exchange rates in the domestic market were 1320-1445 kyats in March 2020; In April 1395-1440 kyats; in May 1406-1426 kyats.

In June, 1412-1385 kyats; In July 1367-1413 kyats; In August 1342-1392 kyats; 1324-1362 kyats in September; 1297-1340 kyats in October; 1306-1327 kyats in November; 1326-1405 kyats in December; In January 2021, it was 1333-1355 kyats. In February, it was 1340-1475 kyats. On September 2, 2021, the exchange rates of other foreign currencies in the domestic market were 1950 kyats to 1950 kyats. S $ 1,260; Malaysian ringgit 387 kyats Thai baht 53 kyats. Short-term rise in foreign exchange rates; The Central Bank of Myanmar (CBM) is launching a foreign exchange auction to reduce inflation and increase foreign reserves.

Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar


Domestic gold price gains up to over K1.7 mln

The price of domestic gold bar gained up to 1,708,000 kyats per tical (roughly 16.33 grammes), according to Yangon Gold Entrepreneurs Association (YGEA). The price of domestic gold is high right now due to a shortage of raw precious metals and the rising global gold prices. Additionally, Kyat is depreciating in the local forex market, which is another cause of price gain in the domestic gold market. Currently, the global gold prices stood at US$1,814 per ounce, while a US dollar exchange rate scaled up to the peak of around K1,800 in the local foreign market. On 12 May, domestic gold hit an all-time high of K1,709,000 per tical in history.

Thus, YGEA urges its members to regulate trade to be able to stabilize the domestic gold prices. Besides, the shops are urged to sell only small pieces of gold bar. The association is also monitoring to stop accepting orders without raw gold material and to stop distance trading. In January 2021, the gold price was ranged between the minimum of K1,316,000 per tical (28 January) and the maximum of K1,336,000 per tical (6 January). It reached an all-time high of K1,410,000 per tical on 3 February and hit the minimum of K1,340,000 per tical on 2 February.

In March, the rate fluctuated between the highest of K1,391,000 (25 March) and the lowest of K1,302,000 (4 March). The price has registered the highest of K1,455,000 (30 April) and the lowest of K1,389,000 (1 April). The price reached an all-time highest of K1,709,000 (12 May) and the lowest of K1,447,000 in May. The price moved in the maximum of K1,575,500 (11 June) and the minimum of K1,543,000 (19 June). The rate hit the lowest level of K 1,562,300 (26 July) and the highest level of K 1,587,000 (9 July). Last month, it fluctuated between K1,572,800 (3 August) and K1,698,000 (31 August), the gold traders said.

According to gold traders, the local gold reached the lowest level of K1,310,500 (2 September) and the highest level of K1,314,000 (1 September). In October, the rate ranged between K1,307,800 (30 October) and K1,316,500 (21 October). The rate fluctuated between the highest of K1,317,000 (9 November) and the lowest of K1,270,000 (30 November). In December, the pure yellow metal priced moved in the range of 1,280,000 (1 December) and 1,332,000 (28 December). With global gold prices on the uptick, the domestic price hit fresh highs in 2019, reaching K1,000,000 per tical between 17 January and 21 February, crossing K1,100,000 (22 June to 5 August), climbing to over 1,200,000 (7 August-4 September), and then reaching a record high of K1,300,000 on 5 September 2019.

Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar


The actual inflow of foreign investment into Myanmar in 2020 is just over $ 2.2 billion

According to figures released by the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA), the actual inflow of foreign investment into Myanmar in 2020 was just over $ 2.2 billion. In the last fiscal year 2019-2020, Myanmar allowed more than $ 5.525 billion in foreign investment, and only $ 2.205 billion in actual inflow into Myanmar by 2020. During the 2018-2019 fiscal year, Myanmar allowed more than $ 4.5 billion in foreign investment.

According to the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA), the actual inflow of foreign investment into Myanmar during the period was $ 2.766 billion. In the investment sector, the MIC has already given permission, but foreign investors have not been able to enter immediately and have to conduct a preliminary study on their business capabilities. There is a business approve. What kind of business is allowed by the business owner? How much to invest? You have to submit it first. Does the state have to allow the proposed business under the Investment Law? Should the Union allow it? It was approved step by step.

Once authorized, the employer does not enter immediately. He also studied whether it is possible in the country first. When all goes well, the business will start. Some jobs take years. For example, the investment allowed this year is not immediate. They may start working next year or next year. This year’s entry also includes permits from some companies from previous years. In some years, it is more than allowed, said an official from the Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC). If we look at the amount of foreign investment that has actually flowed into Myanmar year by year, in 2014 it was almost $ 1.2 billion. In 2015, it was over $ 4.2 billion. In 2016, it was about $ 3.9 billion. In 2017, more than $ 4.8 billion; $ 1.8 billion in 2018; In 2019, it received more than $ 1.7 billion, according to DICA.

Source: Daily Eleven