Telecom sector attracts most foreign investment in Myanmar in 2016

Telecom sector topped the foreign investment line-up of Myanmar with 47.07 percent of the total investment flowing into the country in the fiscal year 2016-2017, according to the statistics of Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) Tuesday. The telecom sector was followed by industrial sector with 25.5 percent and the rest went to power, hotel and construction […]

Myanmar urged to prioritise long list of reforms

Property rights are not well-established in Myanmar and land confiscation is a major concern among foreign investors, according to a report by US Department of State. In its 2015 Investment Climate report, the government’s limited capacity was highlighted. Myanmar is urged to prioritise its long list of desired reforms, to focus on matters that concern […]

Urban laws stuck in draft stage

The country needs modernised urban planning laws to keep with a rapidly changing real estate market, as legacy laws are unsuited for the purpose, according to experts. Yangon in particular faces numerous challenges that were not anticipated when the current urban planning rules were put in place. A slate of new laws and rules have […]

Japan and China buy land plots under Myanmar citizens’ ownership

YANGON—Japan and China have been using Myanmar citizen ownership to close recent purchases of high-rent land plots in the Thilawa Special Economic Zone, real estate agency sources say. “Currently, Chinese are buying buildings in the Shwe Pyi Thar industrial zone, doing business with local businessmen as usual. After the government fixed land prices based on […]

Myanmar’s stock exchange facing delays

Myanmar is running behind schedule for starting a stock exchange by 2015 after delays in getting the legal framework in place, said an executive at Japan Exchange Group Inc., which is assisting on the project. “We’re pressed for time,” Koichiro Miyahara, senior executive officer at Japan Exchange, said in an interview in Tokyo on Aug. […]