China or India: Difficult choice for new Myanmar government

Even as the Aung San Suu Kyi-led National League for Democracy (NLD) is expected to form a new government in Myanmar, China has lost no time in diagnosing the import of the party’s victory and is all set to recalibrate its policy towards the country to steal a march over India towards gaining a deeper […]

Foreign firms eyeing energy consulting tender

Ten international consulting firms have submitted expressions of interest to the energy ministry’s open tender seeking a consultant for the oil and gas business. The tender, announced in June, seeks a consulting company that can help the ministry create joint ventures for oil and gas exploration, as well as for the construction and maintenance of […]

Can India Catch Up With China in Myanmar?

China has a powerful economic presence, but India has some historical and institutional strengths. A recent visit to the city of Yangon underscored the increasing economic presence of China in Myanmar. The massive investment, pipelines, and rail strategy are well known, but a drive through the city is enough to make clear the extent to […]