With the new military rulers in Bangkok looking to kick-start extraction projects, analysts see both plusses and minuses for Burma’s nascent industry.
A project worth about $1.3 million will attempt to extend access to financial services in the remote ethnic state in eastern Burma.
The recent appointment of Norway’s former ambassador to Burma to an executive position at Telenor Group has come under scrutiny in the Norwegian media.
In the first formal complaint filed under JICA’s objection procedures, three residents list the negative effects of Japanese investment at the Thilawa Special Economic Zone.
The move of Norway’s former ambassador to Burma to telecommunications firm Telenor prompts concern from some about the ethics of Oslo’s foreign policy toward Burma.
An official document sent to more than 30 foreign banks with offices in Burma includes details of how international institutions will be allowed to operate.
Yoma increases its stake in the telecoms sector, Burma’s oil imports are up and the Thai coup could lead to more interest in Salween dams.
US campaign group questions whether International Finance Corporation’s $170 million in loans for luxury hotel and real estate development will alleviate poverty in Burma.
As the country’s garment sector starts to recover to pre-sanctions levels, political issues may be spilling over into disputes between workers and employers.
International companies have complained about working restrictions, bureaucratic delays and unfair prices in the oil and gas industry of Burma’s neighbor.
Foreign banks may be allowed to operate this year although they will only be allowed to have branches in certain areas and offer limited products.
Qatari telecom firm Ooredoo says it will expand access to 60 percent of people in the country by the end of the year.
Through a new “one-stop” office in Rangoon, the country’s investment body is looking to make it easier for international firms to enter the frontier economy.
Tourists could choose Burma after Thailand’s troubles, Rangoon’s airport will double in capacity and an investment shortage holds back the country’s seafood industry.
A United Nations-led survey finds that few people save money, and that many are forced use expensive informal lenders.
Most people are feeling the squeeze of rising prices, but Nyan Tun reportedly insists that 2,000 kyat, or just over $2, per day, is enough.
The opening up of Burma’s economy has meant a surge in ownership of used cars that are boosting demand and imports of fuel.
Former Norwegian Ambassador to Burma Katja Nordgaard will join Telenor, a Norwegian firm that she helped to win a license to develop Burma’s telecom sector.
Study says the Burmese government must maintain the momentum of reforms in order for the country to fulfill its “vast economic potential.”
The United States charges five Chinese military officers and accused them of hacking into American nuclear, metal and solar companies to steal trade secrets.