The opening of a branch in Bangkok makes Kanbawza Bank the first Burmese bank to establish an international presence.
Foreign direct investment in Burma during the fiscal year that ended in March totaled $9.4 billion for 217 projects, official data showed on Monday.
Burma’s new stock exchange plans its first listing on 25 March, the deputy finance minister said on Sunday, more than three months after it launched.
The Central Bank of Myanmar has granted preliminary approval to four foreign banks, in the second round of bidding for international vendors.
The US is temporarily easing trade restrictions on Burma by allowing all shipments to go through its ports for six months, officials said on Monday.
Lenders say they have been forced to turn to unlicensed brokers for scarce dollars to keep the wheels of trade turning.