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Daw Aung San Suu Kyi tops PACE public-trust survey

Seventy percent of Myanmar people trust State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, or 1pc more than for President U Win Myint, according to a survey by the People’s Alliance for Credible Elections (PACE). Ko Sai Ye Kyaw Swar Myint, executive director of PACE, said, “Maybe the State Counsellor’s high trust rating will be an […]

Davos 2018: China’s economic shift and implications for Myanmar

Myanmar will capture Chinese investment as Beijing prioritises poverty alleviation and development in Yunnan AS the fight against poverty takes centre stage in Beijing’s economic policy, Yunnan and Myanmar will remain a priority for Chinese investment, while China’s fast-growing middle-income population, especially those in the southwest, presents a crucial market for Myanmar’s growth-oriented businesses as well […]

A Myanmar Success Story

​​ MYANMAR’S re-engagement with the world inspired investment banker Aye Thiha to leave New York and return home in 2011. His own business has flourished since and he still sees new opportunities flowing in. “My family coerced me to return and after eight years. I thought I was done with being an investment banker,” said […]

New Myanmar government may bring added investor scrutiny

Myanmar’s smooth transition to its first elected government under the National League of Democracy (NLD) has been applauded by the international community and investors alike. In May 2016, the US announced elimination of most remaining sanctions against Myanmar, marking the near-end of one of the country’s last political barriers to investment. Foreign business is moving […]

Aussie lawyer advises historic listing on Yangon Stock Exchange

Duane Morris & Selvam corporate and securities lawyer Jamie Benson has led the team advising the first company to trade in Myanmar for 50 years. In an historic-first, the newly minted Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX) had its inaugural listing of shares when the First Myanmar Investment Co, Ltd (FMI) began trading in March. The start […]

Space to Live: Rangoon’s Squatters Place Housing Hopes in NLD Govt

RANGOON — A mother of two children, 34-year-old Thuzar Moe originally hails from the Irrawaddy Delta’s Hinthada Township. She has been living for almost two decades in an industrial zone in Hlaing Tharyar Township on the outskirts of Rangoon, since her family migrated to the area when she was 16 years old. She spoke to […]

Asean awaits – nervously – a new Myanmar

After a successful election early last month, which handed down a landslide victory to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League of Democracy, there is a growing sense of anxiety within Asean about what kind of a new Myanmar is emerging. Asean leaders understand too well the grouping’s most famous nemesis, Suu Kyi, is going […]