hailand’s Kasikorn Bank Public Company Ltd (Kasikorn) has agreed to provide loans to SMEs in Myanmar. Kasikorn will provide loans to local banks who will in turn make the funds available to local companies. The Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry are helping to coordinate the programme. Japan’s Sumitomo Mitsui Bank Ltd will act as a technical adviser. (Source: Myanmar Times, 4 August 2014)