Foreign firms’ future in Myanmar mining hangs on details

A new amendment has the potential to fundamentally alter the economics of mining in Myanmar and draw a new round of foreign companies to the country. But with commodity prices dropping firms are searching for the most favourable fiscal regimes, and the outlook for Myanmar rests heavily on regulations now being drawn up. A long-awaited […]

Negotiating the new road to Mandalay

In the next few weeks Myanmar is expected to ask an Australian team to review its newly legislated mining law. It will involve an unusual level of ­foreign consultation on an important economic reform. The plan to draw on Australian expertise to help draft the regulatory framework for one of the resource-rich country’s main industries […]