Irregular pulse: bean market seesaws in 2013

It has been a surprising year for Mandalay’s beans and pulses market as some usually popular varieties are being sold at less profit than anticipated, while others have recorded unexpected price rises thanks to climate change-related declines in yield. The most noticeable surge in demand this year is for myae-htauk-pae (kidney beans), the price of […]

Speculation-driven land prices stunting Myanmar hospitality sector

Though Yangon is moving rapidly towards the milestone of a million visitors a year, investment in Myanmar’s hospitality sector has fallen well short of forecast growth, mainly because of speculation-driven land prices. According to a report by consultancy C9 Hotelworks, foreign direct investment into hospitality assets remains sidelined in many cases with concerns over the […]