Foreign investment has created 20,000 jobs in Burma since April

Around 20,000 jobs have been created in Burma during the current fiscal year thanks to the increase in foreign direct investment (FDI), according to government data. In the first five months of the 2013-14 fiscal year (April to August inclusive), FDI topped US$1.8 billion, mostly focused in the garment manufacturing sector. Aung Naing Oo, the […]

Nissan and Mercedes race to enter the Myanmar market

Competition among global automakers to establish their brands in Myanmar is intensifying with Nissan and Mercedes joining the race to take advantage of the market’s long-term growth prospects. Although used cars currently comprise up to 99 percent of annual domestic sales, industry insiders say automakers are staking out territory with an eye to future market […]