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Myanmar inches slightly ahead of Laos in latest graft index

Myanmar has inched up a few positions to rank 130th in the latest annual index of countries deemed the least corrupt, from 136th in 2016. The country attained a score of 28 in graft watchdog Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index for 2017. This was an incremental improvement compared to its score in 2016 (28) and […]

Amid Hype, Myanmar Ranked One of the Hardest Places to Do Business

Burma is one of the most difficult countries in the world in which to do business, according the World Bank, which included the Southeast Asian nation in its annual “Doing Business” report for the first time on Tuesday. Burma’s first appearance in the report reflects liberalizing economic policies advanced by the quasi-civilian government that took […]