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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 […]

New Push Sought for Myanmar-India Economic Links

YANGON, MYANMAR — A delegation of Indian CEOs visiting Myanmar and the launch of a new India-Myanmar business chamber in Yangon have sought to inject life into stagnant economic ties between the two neighboring countries. Since 2011, when the military junta launched political and economic reforms, Myanmar’s future prosperity has been predicated on its strategic […]

Businesses push for better communications with Nay Pyi Taw

THE government should update the business community with the latest economic activities and manage the expectations, according to domestic and foreign investors at a recent investment forum held in the country’s capital. Investors in Myanmar would like to see a push towards further liberalisation of the economy. More people are taking part in the private […]

Regulatory roadmap needed for banking sector reform

Myanmar needs to establish a regulatory roadmap for the banking sector. This will give the local banks more clarity on the progress and timing of upcoming regulations, allowing them to gear up for further reform and growth. “Carrying out regulatory reform at an unmeasured pace can cause trouble,” said Azeem Azimuddin, CFO of Ayeyarwady Bank, […]

New Myanmar investment law is the ‘right move’

INTERNATIONAL lawyers have welcomed Myanmar’s new investment law, saying it will create a better investment environment for both local and foreign investors once enforced. Jo Daniels, managing partner of Baker & McKenzie Myanmar, said at a media roundtable that the new law could be one of Myanmar’s most significant legal reforms once approved by the […]