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Myanmar hires China Communications to survey bold new city

Myanmar’s plans to build a city twice the size of Singapore took a step forward this week with the signing of a framework agreement with China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) to conduct preconstruction surveys as a prelude to the $1.5bn first phase of the scheme. It may not be CCCC, a huge state-owned company, who […]

Yangon works with China to lay down development plan for new city project

New Yangon Development Company (NYDC) on Monday signed a framework agreement with China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) under which the two parties will carry out the necessary surveys and studies needed to develop and implement a new city in Yangon. NYDC is backed by the Yangon Regional Government, while CCCC is one of the largest […]

Investor interest in New Yangon City project rises, more FDI expected

Since its launch in early April, investor interest in the New Yangon City project from China, South Korea and ASEAN has been on the rise, Yangon Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein said during a press conference at the 2018 Yangon Investment Forum on April 20. The Yangon Region Government is now courting foreign direct […]

Experts Divided Over Ramifications of Belt and Road Courts on Myanmar

“This is bad news for Myanmar. It will undermine Myanmar’s sovereignty and empower multinational corporations,” said Dr Charlie Thame from Thammasat University. CRITICS questioned Beijing’s decision to set up three commercial courts in China to resolve Belt and Road-related project disputes, arguing that legal disagreements involving transnational investors should be settled in host states or […]

Development banks supplement roads and bridges with digital finance

• Building roads and bridges is still important for World Bank’s IFC, but digitally linking people is rising in significance. • IFC has disbursed $205 million to date into 29 financial technology investments; creating over 4,800 jobs in three years. • Digitally connecting people through new services has created new economic and employment opportunities. Multilateral […]

Tiong Nam’s growth strategy – trucking network linking Malaysia-Thailand-Myanmar-Laos-Vietnam-China

Cross-border trucking and e-commerce businesses could be the next drivers of growth for Tiong Nam Logistics Holdings Bhd. According to analysts, Tiong Nam’s proposed expansion of its regional presence through establishing a trucking network linking Malaysia-Thailand-Myanmar-Laos-Vietnam-China will complement the core business of the logistics services provider and result in significant revenue growth upon complete set […]

China’s Stocks, Bonds, Yuan Slump in Unison on Liquidity Concern

​​ The Shanghai Composite Index sank 2.5 percent at the close, the yuan fell toward an eight-year low, while government bonds tumbled, with the one-year sovereign yield rising 15 basis points. Analysts had a long list of reasons for the synchronized selloff, from President-elect Donald Trump’s questioning of the decades-old One China policy, to a regulatory […]