Burma is about to become a business battleground for two old brewing adversaries intent on capturing the region’s last great untapped beer market.
Burma urged to join energy ventures; Ford enters Burmese market; trade with Malaysia to reach $1 billion mark; NZ to fund dairy farms; rivers threatened
This week’s visit to Burma by a US business delegation comes amid continuing uncertainty about whether Washington is ready to completely lift sanctions.
Contractor with MOGE ties co-hosts oil conference; Mandalay to get massive coal-fired power plant; Tay Za bank to go public; Aussie energy firm enters Burma
The Dawei deep-sea port may be scuppered not because of lukewarm interest by Japanese investors but because of Burmese and Chinese business interests.
Dawei ‘falls asleep’; EU increases Burma trade links; Shan energy projects alarm Thai farmers; freight giant establishes Burmese subsidiary; Singapore car distributor opens Rangoon showroom
Burma’s burgeoning tourism industry is attracting some innovative—and unusual—investment from foreigners keen to cash in on the country’s newfound cachet.
Japan to give business training; tourism managers bone up on Burma; Suzuki restarts Rangoon factory; higher wages to keep Burmese migrants in Thailand: study
Burma’s neighbors frequently announce they are expanding economic ties with the rapidly reforming country. Yet, the assertions are superficial, as many planned projects remain stalled.
Norwegian bid for Burmese gas; Singaporean media firm to promote Burma tourism; Japan to give another $220m; World Bank debt deal boosts Dawei port prospects
Without a cohesive development plan Rangoon faces the same fate as Bangkok, Manila, Ho Chi Minh City and Jakarta, planners and conservationists warn.
Burma to get microfinance scheme; special business zone planned in Mae Sot; China admits to bribes; Indian company seeks timber mill; Belarus in agriculture talks
After Burmese artillery shells landed on Chinese soil recently Beijing reacted indignant. Yet, those shells are likely to have been Chinese made.
Costly Kachin warplanes; more offshore oil, gas blocks up for grabs; bidding to begin for telecoms licenses; groundbreaking for Burma-Laos bridge; Malaysians beat McDonalds
Despite the economic reforms of 2012, Burma remains one of the riskiest places in the world for foreign investors, according to a new assessment.
Hotel rates to rise sharply; Spitfires worth $60 million to Burma; plans for new coal-fired power plant; Japan vows to meet 2015 deadline for Thilawa
Regime-cozy ways will not work in a more democratic environment, say experts.
The Irrawaddy correspondendent William Boot speaks to economist Lex Rieffel about the challenges that lie ahead as Myanmar moves to reform its economy.
Myanmar is likely to emerge as a major tourist destination within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) by the end of this decade, says an industry publication.
A pariah state steps into the global business community, but continues to see land grabs, human rights abuses and agencies tainted from the old regime.