Myanmar’s oil import infrastructure building picks up pace as demand rises

Myanmar is looking to build a slew of new oil storage terminals and jetties near its former capital Yangon as its small and ageing refineries cannot keep up with rapidly rising demand for refined products. The lifting of several international sanctions in 2012 has led to a sharp rise in cars being imported and sold […]

Zaw Zaw – How a Myanmar tycoon is profiting from change

Zaw Zaw, one of Myanmar’s most successful and notorious businessmen, likes to pick his way at odd hours around the hulking skeleton of his new hotel, rising beside Yangon’s main airport road. The 366-room Novotel holds a story of how one man, who remembers being too poor to afford a soccer ball, built an empire […]