Australia’s business know how could boost Myanmar

AUSTRALIA’S expertise in agriculture, mining and education is seen playing a key role in Myanmar once Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League Democracy (NLD) takes power next year. MACQUARIE University academic Sean Turnell, an informal advisor to the NLD leadership, says agricultural reform will be a key priority once the government takes power early next […]

ANZ and Woodside lead the investment in Myanmar

It’s closing in on midnight when our taxi pulls up outside a run-down apartment block on the edge of central business district of Myanmar’s commercial hub and former capital Yangon. The attendant lounging on a chair out front, shows us up a short flight of stairs to the entrance; down the end of the corridor, […]

Woodside set to sign for 25% Leviathan stake as Myanmar approves exploration acreage

Woodside Petroleum’s offshore expansion has taken a large step forward with the group expected to sign final agreements overnight Thursday to take up a quarter stake in Israel’s giant Leviathan project, just as it was awarded additional exploration acreage in Myanmar. Woodside is finalising the purchase of a 25 per cent stake in the Leviathan […]

Yangon More Expensive Than Manhattan Sparking Boom: Real Estate

Sean Danley has spent the past six months scouting office space in Yangon after being sent to establish the Myanmar branch of his U.S.-based employer. He looked in the city’s three sole 1990s-era towers, where annual rents have climbed to more than $100 a square foot, compared with less than $75 in downtown Manhattan, according […]

Myanmar as Economic Miracle Hinges on Natural Gas Bounty: Energy

Myanmar’s opening to foreign investment has been compared to the fall of the Berlin Wall and the start of an economic growth story to emulate Vietnam. How those views pan out will be largely decided by natural gas. Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM), Woodside Petroleum Ltd. (WPL) and Oil India Ltd. (OINL) are among 59 global […]