Competition intensifies for Myanmar’s offshore oil blocks

Competition to win the contract to operate 30 offshore oil blocks in Myanmar coastal regions has intensified among Chinese, Indian and other global oil companies, said an industry observer. State-owned Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE) has recently announced a list of international firms shortlisted for the tender of 30 offshore blocks- 11 in shallow […]

Yangon More Expensive Than Manhattan Sparking Boom: Real Estate

Sean Danley has spent the past six months scouting office space in Yangon after being sent to establish the Myanmar branch of his U.S.-based employer. He looked in the city’s three sole 1990s-era towers, where annual rents have climbed to more than $100 a square foot, compared with less than $75 in downtown Manhattan, according […]

Myanmar as Economic Miracle Hinges on Natural Gas Bounty: Energy

Myanmar’s opening to foreign investment has been compared to the fall of the Berlin Wall and the start of an economic growth story to emulate Vietnam. How those views pan out will be largely decided by natural gas. Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM), Woodside Petroleum Ltd. (WPL) and Oil India Ltd. (OINL) are among 59 global […]