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May 2014 management briefing: Beyond the BRICs (1)

13 May 2014 | Guest author

In this month's management briefing we take a look at selected emerging markets "beyond the BRICs". In this first instalment, analysts at LMC Automotive provide us with extracts from their latest study looking at the Asian market of Myanmar.

INTERVIEW: Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn on Myanmar

25 Sep 2013 | Dave Leggett

Nissan is preparing plans to begin the assembly of vehicles in Myanmar. It's been a politically troubled place with a small car market and plenty of used vehicles. However, recent political progress has ignited automotive market interest. Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn believes it has good growth potential and could grow to 300,000 new cars a year.

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Siam GS Battery opens plant in Myanmar

3 Sep 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Thai battery manufacturer Siam GS Battery this week began operations at its newly built starter battery plant in Myanmar.

Toyota to build new plant in Myanmar

30 May 2019 | Dave Leggett

Toyota has announced it will produce the Hilux locally in Myanmar where it says the automotive market is expected to expand.

Nissan starts vehicle assembly in Myanmar

18 Jan 2017 | Dave Leggett

Nissan and its local partner Tan Chong Motor (Myanmar) Co., Ltd. (TCMM) have begun assembling cars in Myanmar (also widely known by its former name, Burma), starting with the 'New Sunny' model.

Nissan soon to launch Myanmar car assembly

18 Feb 2016 | Staff reporter

Nissan Motor announced it would begin vehicle assembly in Myanmar in this first quarter of 2016.

MYANMAR: Suzuki Motor starts Ertiga production

30 Jul 2015 | Graeme Roberts

Suzuki (Myanmar) Motor (SMMC) has started production of the three row, seven seat Ertiga MPV.

MYANMAR: Jaguar Land Rover setting up shop

17 Mar 2014 | Staff reporter

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is entering the Myanmar market following the appointment of Capital Automotive Ltd as its local distributor.

MYANMAR: Toyota, Suzuki to invest in new economic zone

7 Mar 2014 | Graeme Roberts

Toyota, Suzuki and French auto parts manufacturer La Farge separately have bid to set up operations in Myanmar’s Thilawa special economic zone, according to the Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC).

MYANMAR: Toyota to open dealer

27 Feb 2014 | Staff reporter

Toyota Motor is expected to open its first showroom in Myanmar, in the capital city Yangon, in March, according to local sources.

MYANMAR: Hyundai taps into Korean fan base

30 Oct 2013 | Chris Wright

Hyundai believes it can boost its market share in Myanmar to over 15% over the next three to four years thanks to the popularity of South Korean culture in the country.

MYANMAR: Volkswagen returns

24 Oct 2013 | Staff reporter

Volkswagen group has joined the expanding list of global automakers entering newly opened Myanmar with a new service centre starting operations in the commercial capital of Yangon.

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