Archive for the ‘Burma’ Category

Investors Spooked by Myanmar Crisis as Economy Braces for Free Fall

Via The Diplomat, a report on how Myanmar’s February coup has rapidly unwound a decade of economic progress, while foreign investors are headed for the exits: The precipitous collapse of the Myanmar kyat, which has lost more than 60 percent of its value in recent weeks, is the latest sign of the plight facing the country’s economy, which […]

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New China-Myanmar Corridor Creating Economic Opportunities

Via, a report on the new China-Myanmar corridor: At the end of August, the first batch of cargo arrived in China’s Sichuan province via the new China-Myanmar corridor. The goods started out in the Port of Singapore from where they were shipped through the Indian Ocean to Yangon, before being transported on to China […]

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Business as Usual: Chinese Investments After the Myanmar Coup

Via The Diplomat, an article on Chinese investments in Myanmar which – paradoxically – involves collaboration with the Myanmar military which could mean more instability in the long run: Since the coup in Myanmar on February 1, some foreign investors have pulled out, suspended, or scaled down their businesses in the country. Chinese state-owned enterprises (SOEs), however, […]

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Mikati’s M1 to Invest $330 Million After Buying Telenor Myanmar

Via Bloomberg, an article on M1 Group’s commitment to invest in Myanmar’s telecom sector: Lebanese investment firm M1 Group pledged to spend $330 million over the next three years to expand the Myanmar telecom business it’s buying from Norway’s Telenor ASA, bucking moves by many international investors to exit the Southeast Asian nation after the military seized power […]

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Following The Money Behind Myanmar’s Coup

Via The Asia Times, a look at how monetary wealth may have instigated the recent coup in Myanmar: By seizing absolute power, Myanmar coup leader Senior General Min Aung Hlaing has protected his and his family’s financial interests and the military’s unscrutinized economic domination. Min Aung Hlaing spent much of his military career as a […]

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Can China Make Myanmar A Major Oil Nation?

Via, an article on China’s petroleum interests in Myanmar: Two countries linked by an energy source, China and Myanmar have become closer partners over the last few years due to their connection via an oil pipeline. Having seen the success of energy transportation between the two states, China plans to invest further in Myanmar […]

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