Myanmar: Time for a Sovereign Rating

“After two years of strong economic growth and macroeconomic stability, Myanmar faced a more difficult economic environment in 2015-2016. Economic growth declined, but remained strong, at 7 percent during the period, compared with 8.5 percent in 2014-2015” that was according to the World Bank’s May 2016 edition of the Myanmar Economic Monitor published as a […]

Political parties wary of foreign election aid

Pledges of financial assistance by six Western governments and the European Union in the run-up to November’s general elections have left political parties confused over who will benefit and the legality of foreign aid. A joint statement on March 3 by the EU and six embassies in Yangon said that as “development partners” they would […]

Mitsubishi & Nippon Koei eye to invest in Myanmar

The Japan-based Mitsubishi Materials Corporation and Nippon Koei companies are discussing plans to invest in Myanmar according to official reports. Executives from the two companies were meeting officials from Myanmar’s Directorate of Investment and Companies Administration (DICA) who reported discussing matters relating to the rules and regulations of foreign investment. Mitsubishi Materials Corporation is manufacturing […]