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World Bank warns Myanmar to double electricity sector investment

YANGON — Myanmar needs to invest twice as much and implement projects three times faster to address its rapidly growing demand for electricity, the World Bank said. The figures presented in its Myanmar Economic Monitor, a biannual report released on Tuesday, indicated that Myanmar’s electricity supply will further deteriorate without a steep increase in investment […]

Uncertainty for economy remains despite pick-up in growth: World Bank

Despite the strong performance and favourable economic outlook for Myanmar, risks have emerged that could affect business confidence and derail future developments if not addressed, according to the World Bank’s Myanmar Economic Monitor released yesterday. The report said that the country’s economy performed better in 2017-18 amid growing global and domestic uncertainty, partially offsetting slower […]

Can Myanmar sustain growth momentum?

YANGON — The World Bank’s forecast on Jan. 30 that Myanmar’s economy will grow by more than 7% annually for the next three years might appear to be overly optimistic. In the latest issue of its Myanmar Economic Monitor, the World Bank said that while growth would most likely be around 6.5% for fiscal year […]

Myanmar: Time for a Sovereign Rating

“After two years of strong economic growth and macroeconomic stability, Myanmar faced a more difficult economic environment in 2015-2016. Economic growth declined, but remained strong, at 7 percent during the period, compared with 8.5 percent in 2014-2015” that was according to the World Bank’s May 2016 edition of the Myanmar Economic Monitor published as a […]

Myanmar has 3 Years of Strong Growth Ahead, Says World Bank

​​ Myanmar’s economy will recover from a 2016 slump to expand at over 7 percent for next three years, according to a new World Bank review. But the path is still replete with risks, and many of the imbalances that plague the economy are getting worse. Like the IMF, which lowered its estimate in October, […]

World Bank bullish on growth picture in Myanmar

MYANMAR has achieved a high economic growth rate of 6.5 per cent this year and the momentum is expected to continue building in the next few years, according to the Word Bank. “In our view the Myanmar economy is doing very well. Myanmar has strong economic growth prospects. It has grown by 6.5 per cent […]