Yangon, 2nd May 2017 – Shenton Institute of Applied Finance (SIAF)’s Myanmar Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) is published on a monthly basis in partnership Singapore Institute of Purchasing & Materials Management (SIPMM) – the publisher of The Singapore PMI since 1998. Attached alongside this press release is this month’s Myanmar PMI Bulletin, under strict embargo till 3.30pm, 2nd May 2017.
Launched last month on 1st April 2017, SIAF’s Myanmar PMI is set to become a key barometer of Myanmar’s economy. The PMI survey is based on economic sectors, and weighted on each sector’s contribution to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The PMI data is collected monthly from replies to questions asked of purchasing or senior managers intra-Myanmar. SIAF’s Myanmar PMI Bulletin is published on the first work day of each month. Below are the PMI Bulletin publication dates for the remaining months of 2017:
– 1st June (Thursday)
– 1st July (Saturday)
– 1st August (Tuesday)
– 1st September (Friday)
– 2nd October (Monday)
– 1st November (Wednesday)
– 1st December (Friday)
PMI a composite index based on the diffusion indices of leading market indicators, with varying weights applied. Diffusion indices have the properties of leading indicators and provide quick summarized information. They depict the prevailing direction of change and the scope of change.
The Singapore PMI was developed by Professor Philip Poh in 1998 and since then, the PMI has been successfully used. The Singapore PMI is now a key barometer of the Singapore economy, closely watched by governments, banks, financial institutions and media agencies worldwide.
Shenton Institute of Applied Finance (SIAF) is a subsidiary of Shenton Education Group (SEG), an education service group incorporated in Myanmar. With 3 schools in Myanmar, SEG is a foremost Human Capital Developer and Education Management, Policy, Leadership & Operations Solutions Provider. Learn more about SIAF at www.siaf.edu.mm
The Singapore institute of Purchasing and Materials Management (SIPMM) is a leading professional body in Singapore established in 1972. SIPMM publishes the Singapore Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) on a monthly basis since 1998. The Singapore PMI has become a key barometer of the Singapore manufacturing economy and has been highly sought after by local and international news agencies, banks, investment and stock-broking firms. Learn more about SIPMM at www.sipmm.edu.sg/pmi
For further information, please contact:
|SIAF (About Myanmar PMI, Analyses & Methodologies)||SIPMM (About the Professional Institute)|
|Mr. Amos Rao||Ms. Catherine Tan|
|Group SVP & SIAF GM||International Office|