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RETAIL BANKING | Staff Reporter, Singapore

Myanmar's KBZ Bank willing to sell stake to foreign firm

That is if the central bank allows for it.

According to Bloomberg, Myanmar’s largest privately-owned bank by assets says it’s willing to sell a stake to a foreign lender, pending a change in the country’s law, as it gears up to expand its operations in one of Asia’s most under-banked nations.

“In any emerging market, capital is important,” said Nang Kham Noung, an executive director of KBZ Bank. “For us, we are open to foreign partnership. However that’s subject to the central bank and the regulation,” she said in an interview last week in Yangon.

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