Harnessing investment into Yangon’s development

The construction market has slowed considerably in Yangon over the past year but developers hope that good times for the industry will return under the new government. When the Union Solidarity and Development Party first took power, development boomed, with high-rises, flyovers, bridges and luxury condominiums built at speed, fuelled by both foreign and local investment. For the […]

Uncertainty as political transitions loom in CLMV

  Mainland South-east Asia is set for a year of uncertainty and potential friction as sensitive political transitions loom, especially in Thailand and Myanmar, and external economic factors, like the slump in commodity prices and China’s slowdown, take the steam out of regional economies. Vietnam is set for a party congress early this year, which […]

Little growth without loans for small firms

Fujiyama Printing Press would like to grow. The firm sees an opportunity to muscle in to the business of printing daily newspapers, with what it claims is a clear business case and interested customers lined up. Expanding small printing businesses such as this one in Yangon can be an expensive affair. Photo: Thiri Lu / […]