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Japan Inc. pours cash into Myanmar despite Rohingya crisis

YANGON — Japanese companies are investing aggressively in Myanmar with help from Tokyo, even as their European and American counterparts shy away while hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims flee the country to escape persecution. Japan’s businesses were approved to devote a record $1.47 billion to the Southeast Asian nation for the fiscal year ended […]

Devil will be in the detail for Belt and Road courts

But as details have yet to emerge, it might be premature to judge. THE new Belt and Road courts could complement existing common law-based arbitration institutions and widen the choices for project parties, but the devil could be in the detail, such as the structure, composition of judges and governing rules, experts have warned. In […]

Businesses demand quicker reforms, policy clarity in 2018

After a somewhat “disappointing” 2017 for the private sector, during which key economic legislation failed to take shape as expected, leading businessmen and chambers of commerce have urged Nay Pyi Taw to be more decisive and efficient in implementing reform in 2018. Moving forward, the business community wants to see stronger leadership and direction from […]