A British parliamentary committee advises a re-imposition of European economic sanctions on Burma if there is no improvement in the country’s human rights situation.
Burma will struggle to attract new investment in the sector because of a global industry slump and new competition from neighboring countries, a report says.
Plans to “revitalize” with an economic corridor; Bagan’s heritage bid will take time; Boeing inks deal with Air Mandalay; and China trade at Muse rises.
President Obama’s visit will do little to boost US investment, Burma joins China-led regional bank, and Asian firms strongly interested in investing in Burma.
Winners of special economic zone contracts could decide fate of grand project
Doubts raised over long-term viability of Hantawaddy Airport deal; petrochemical industry needs know-how, investment; coal to play a big role in fueling Burma’s electricity growth.
Burma’s economic and social development will grind to a halt if rising military interference in politics delays the 2015 national elections, a business analysis warns.
Colgate buys a Burmese toothpaste brand; hotel redevelopment slated for a Rangoon courthouse; millions of motorbikes are smuggled; and changing Burma offers a fast-food frenzy.
Restricted at home, a Thai state-owned electricity firm wants to use Burma as a proxy supplier of electricity via environmentally damaging dams, an NGO says.
Tin industry surges; England to aid banking sector; MOGE will tender more energy blocks; Thai firm inks solar agreement; and US companies fund women’s initiatives.
Thailand pushes for Dawei LNG terminal, Burma’s economy grows faster than expected and jade mining resumes in Kachin State’s troubled Hpakant.
Burma’s chronic lack of electricity to power its economic development could be solved from an unlikely source underdeveloped neighboring Laos.
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.
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.
Dams under scrutiny; Myawaddy border trade soars; neighboring garment sectors taken to task; visa on arrival scheme muddled; and the president takes on hunger.
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.
Five airports get the green light for privatization, Kyaukphyu SEZ development to go out to tender, and the legacy of sanctions hinders US investment.
The Taiwan Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association is reportedly planning a large investment to build an industrial park in the Irrawaddy Delta.
The new e-visa for tourists remains “cumbersome,” an anti-money laundering watchdog is formed and natural gas imports are sought to meet a shortfall.