From Dubai to Yangon, signs of Chinese wealth are everywhere

Seeking relief from a depreciating yuan, Chinese outbound investors have been on a roll lately, proposing jaw-dropping acquisitions in the commercial real estate sector in recent months from Dubai to Yangon and every investment haven in between. The speeds of capital deployment from the Middle Kingdom has been met with suspicion both at home and abroad. Determined […]

Burma’s capital: a super-sized slice of post-apocalypse suburbia

Driving through Naypyidaw, the purpose-built capital of Burma, it could be easy to forget that you’re in the middle of one of south-east Asia’s poorest countries. On either side of the street, a seemingly endless series of giant detached buildings, villa-style hotels and shopping malls look like they have fallen from the sky, all painted […]