US to renew most Myanmar sanctions with changes to aid business

WASHINGTON: The United States plans to renew the bulk of its sanctions against Myanmar when they expire next week, but will make some changes aimed at boosting investment and trade, according to several senior U.S. officials and congressional aides. An announcement on extending much of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, or IEEPA, could come […]

Boldly going: the exotic ‘frontier’ markets that intrepid investors are tipping for take-off

It was 15 years ago that academics began to predict a shift in economic power from the old order of developed economies to the newly named “Bric” nations. Ever since, Brazil, Russia, India and China have been regarded as the coming powers, blessed with young populations, fast-urbanising societies and natural resources to fuel rapid growth. But the Bric […]

Frontier markets beckon, but there are bullets to dodge

By Jose B. Collazo And Curtis S. Chin For The Straits Times S.e.a. View As China’s economy continues to slow, businesses may find new opportunities in South-east Asia as the Asean Economic Community’s (AEC) end-of-2015 launch date approaches. The AEC promises a 10-nation market and new opportunities and returns. Yet, investor beware. The findings of […]

Planning for the Future American law firm opens in Yangon

An American law firm which recently opened an office in Yangon says it is poised to announce investment deals between some of its US clients with leading Myanmar companies. The deals were foreshadowed by Mr Eric Rose, lead director of New York-based Herzfeld Rubin Meyer & Rose (HRMR), which says it is the first licensed […]