Burma’s chronic lack of electricity to power its economic development could be solved from an unlikely source underdeveloped neighboring Laos.
Burma has thrown open the door to foreign banks, but tight restrictions on lending mean it’s not a warm welcome, at least not yet.
One local entrepreneur is producing Burma’s first international-standard specialty coffee, with an eye toward ethical standards and ensuring minimal negative environmental impacts.
Thailand ignores UN migrant rights request; luxury trains planned for tourists; Japan banks win big; Rangoon port pollution worries; and economic reforms prioritized, group claims.
Deputy Tourism Minister announces plans to make 2016 the “Visit Myanmar Year” in order to boost the tourism sector and draw foreign visitors to Burma.
Annual rice exports in Burma are unlikely to meet the industry’s target, as monsoonal rainfall needed to boost crops is expected to be below average.
Thailand will revive talks with Japan and Burma aimed at kick-starting the floundering multi-billion dollar Dawei Special Economic Zone in Tenasserim Division.
Twenty foreign companies and one local company sign agreements to build factories in the Japan-backed Thilawa Special Economic Zone near Rangoon.
The Central Bank of Myanmar grants nine foreign banks permission to operate in Burma, with Japanese lenders winning a full third of the license bids.
Three companies will be awarded tenders to implement port, industrial and residential projects in the special economic zone of western Burma.
Dams under scrutiny; Myawaddy border trade soars; neighboring garment sectors taken to task; visa on arrival scheme muddled; and the president takes on hunger.
Norway’s Telenor said it would launch telecommunications services on Saturday, becoming the second foreign telecoms company to start operating in Burma.
Burma’s rapid economic transformation, after transitioning from military control and opening itself to the world, is not without its rough patches, the nation’s top economic minister says.
Burma will announce an offer by the end this month for between five and 10 foreign banks to open branches in its rapidly expanding economy.
A high-profile business forum on Burma is set to kick-off in New York, with executives and government officials to discuss investment in ‘Asia’s last frontier.’
The price of compressed natural gas in Burma will double, but likely not until sometime next year, a Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise official says.
U.S. investment in Burma remains modest, but Thai Gas Explorer PTTEP will invest $3.3 billion, while Burma’s ‘shrunken’ population will deter international consumer business investment.
Kyaukphyu port on Burma’s western coast could play a key role in a Beijing-led economic corridor plan linking neighbors India, Bangladesh and China.
Burma revises its fiscal year FDI forecast to more than $5 billion, surpassing earlier expectations and led by new ventures in energy and telecoms.
Five airports get the green light for privatization, Kyaukphyu SEZ development to go out to tender, and the legacy of sanctions hinders US investment.