Rangoon to get $300 million mall; Dawei “may be scaled down”; Burma has “high potential”; Yunnan-Burma trade rises; DragonAir to start Rangoon service
As human rights abuses continue, a study suggests foreign investors should think twice about entering Burma if they’re concerned about their public image.
Lower costs lure Thai firms; two offshore oil hunts; HSBC could face more fines; Intel links with Burmese firm; Japan telecoms giant opens in Rangoon.
Burma’s rice industry leaders renew their support for a Southeast Asian price-fixing cartel between exporting countries.
Thai cement company to open factories in Burma; Thailand aims to be regional gateway; Russian trade mission to Burma; luxury goods on sale in Naypyidaw
Burma has enough energy potential in its four main rivers to power Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia combined plus huge fossil fuel and geothermal energy prospects.
Business land grabs to persist; urban areas to get Thai water management; crony Zaw Zaw signs Japanese bank deal; more foreign investors eye Burmese telecoms.
Burma’s strategic importance to China projected to grow as Beijing’s dependency on the Middle East increases and the United States’ declines.
Rangoon economic zone faces delay; AEC wait helps Burma: oil refineries to be privatized; Kiwi PM praises Burma opportunities; nuclear deal to boost economy.
A study of Burma’s electricity needs suggests that the country avoid using coal, a major contributor to the global warming that threatens its largest city.
Coal on agenda at electricity investment conference; Burma to be key to Asean economic community; Rangoon gets new shipping link; foreign firms seek forest investment
In a city short of modern homes and hotel accommodation the value of real estate is rocketing, pitting the preservationists against speculators and developers.
Insurance, accounting giants enter Burma; confusion over Dawei; German airline begins flights to Rangoon; EU grants preferential trade status to Burma; Lao dam upsets neighbors
Burma’s complete timber export ban in 2014 in order to stop the destruction of the country’s forests will be difficult to enforce, say conservationists.
Long-stay visas for investors mooted; drug production up sharply; MAI expands its fleet; land theft continues in name of development; ADB wants debt settlement
New confusion has surfaced around the much-delayed port and industrial special economic zone project on Burma’s southeast coast at Dawei.
Japanese worry about blackouts; Chinese pipeline to have huge capacity; Mandalay to introduce visas on arrival; Burma gets more oil firms, who face greater risks
One of the unsavory consequences of Burma’s economic rejuvenation is a revival of the country’s reputation for producing and exporting illegal drugs.
Gas exports to Thailand may drop; Japanese telecom giant enters Burma, Bangkok building firm joins Max Myanmar; and Australian oil company explores offshore with Daewoo.
The Asian Development Bank says tourism could become the country’s biggest and fastest source of revenue.