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How Elections Will Shape Foreign Investment in Myanmar

Global investors cautiously monitoring the Myanmar market to determine the scope of their potential investments may be reaching a decision point due to recent political developments. For some, particularly from the U.S., the conduct and outcome of the election will be a key milestone in gauging the...

The Future of Banking in Myanmar: Online Banking and the Challenges that Lie Ahead

The Future of Banking in Myanmar Online Banking and the Challenges that lie Ahead Since the economic reforms commenced by the current government after the 2010 election, the banking industry has been in the forefront of the sweeping changes in Myanmar. In the public sector, the past year has...

RUMFCCI Securing the Future for Private Enterprises

RUMFCCI Securing the Future for Private Enterprises The Republic of the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (RUMFCCI) traces its origins back to 1919 as the Burmese Chamber of Commerce. The Federation today is the largest non-profit, non-governmental organization...

Features Economics, Liveability and Urban Heritage Conservation in Yangon

Features Economics, Liveability and Urban Heritage Conservation in Yangon Author: Rupert Mann Yangon is a city unique in Southeast Asia. While other cities in the region lost their historic characters during the first waves of international modernism in the 60s, 70s and 80s, Yangon was spared...

Myanmar's budget targets infrastructure and education

Myanmar’s budget targets infrastructure and education A new budget signaled major funding boosts in Myanmar for the power and education sectors, both of which have been identified as structural weaknesses in the economy. The Ministry of Electrical Power was a key recipient under the MMK20trn ($18...

Myanmar's Energy Sector

Myanmar’s Energy Sector Author: Erin Murphy Rich with oil and gas, geothermal, and renewable energy sources, Myanmar’s energy sector has incredible potential that will not only benefit investors, but the Myanmar people as well. Since 2011, offshore and onshore oil and gas blocks have been awarded...

In The Trenches Of Reform - The Myanmar Business Forum Seeks To Improve Public-Private Consultation

In The Trenches Of Reform – The Myanmar Business Forum Seeks To Improve Public-Private Consultation Author: John Hancock, John “Jay” Martin, The Su Mon As The 2015 elections loom ever larger in the windshield, fighting flares up again along the Sino-Myanmar border, and students once again took to...

Saving Fisheries from Drowning: Myanmar’s Fisheries Overshadowed by Overexploitation

“Our vision is to ensure a sufficiency of fish supplies not only for the present entire national people but also for future generations by conserving of the fisheries resources with sustainable fisheries at all times.” Thus goes the vision of the Myanmar Department of Fisheries. Since the elected...

Banking on Myanmar : Nine Foreign Banks Enter Myanmar

The banking sector can be considered as the backbone of an economy. An efficient banking sector channels much needed capital to develop important infrastructures and industries in a country, thus spurring economic development. Despite having a vibrant banking sector with 14 foreign banks before...

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