As Japan’s attention turns increasingly to Burma, Thailand promises to do more to keep its most important source of foreign investment interested.
Burma remains on track to establish a stock exchange in the commercial hub of Rangoon by the end of 2015.
China National Petroleum Company completes six oil storage tanks on an island off western Burma from which two pipelines will carry fuel to China.
Naypyidaw’s business deals still secretive; IMF predicts 6.75 percent GDP growth; Thai top visitor numbers for Burma, fast food chains jostle for Rangoon’s main streets.
The kyat has plunged more than 7 percent the past month to the lowest since it was floated last year, raising concern about economic stability.
While still far from transparent, Burma’s resource sector is coming under growing international scrutiny.
Burma has world’s least transparent oil, gas industry; Thai airline flies opens small-town routes; European giants battle for Burmese beer market; Yoma opens department store
Burma’s chronic power shortages could turn it into the next Bangladesh, rather than the next Asian tiger.
Starbucks says the coffee chain’s first stores in India and Vietnam have been received positively and it might soon give Burma a shot too.
Foreign investment in Myanmar was almost five times higher in the last fiscal year than the previous year, figures published on Monday showed.
Thai firm to build solar energy plant; response to religious violence bad for business; trade team
formed, but key man quits; Thais, Chinese top tourists.
Despite the suspension of the controversial Myitsone dam project, another equally damaging hydropower project on the Salween looks set to go forward with government approval.
Japan gives port loan; Singapore-led consortium vies for new airport; foreign firms to open wood-product factories; Parliament aims to boost tax revenue; Sinopec sells stake
PT Semen Indonesia plans to build a $200 million factory in Burma in 2014 as it expands its business in Southeast Asia.
Ford is the first international automaker to sell new cars in Burma, but it’s unclear if the growing, volatile market will take to its vehicles.
Cellular operator Digicel Group jumped into Burma early and big, hiring staff, funding local sports and negotiating land deals for thousands of cell tower sites.
Aussino Group shares plunge after the Singapore Exchange rejects its application for a reverse takeover deal with a company linked to a blacklisted Burma tycoon.
New oil refinery in the works; US phone firm enters Burma market; Indian oil firms aim to counter China; Philippines conglomerate scouts Burma opportunities
Two years into Burma’s dramatic opening up to the outside world, Southeast Asia’s largest economy is just beginning to wake up to the investment potential.
The SIM card lottery is a first tentative step into a telecoms revolution which could be a game changer for economic growth and political reform.