Myanmar

Myanmar-China Pipeline: Myanmar Pays a Price

Although a 770-km pipeline complex between the Kyaukpyu port in Myanmar to Yunnan in western China has begun to deliver oil and gas across the country, issues of compensation, environmental degradation, safety ...

Myanmar Government Delivers Broad Economic Outline

Threadbare on details and containing mainly sweeping principles, none of them new, the much-anticipated launch of Myanmar new economic plans by the National League for Democracy (NLD) has disappointed acade...

Chaos in Myanmar’s Jadeite Industry

Somewhere in Mandalay in central Myanmar, a crane hoists a two-tonne rock onto an unobtrusive truck. Yawning, the truck driver secures the boulder and covers the open back with canvas. It is 2 am and the dr...

The Mytsone Dam: Myanmar’s NLD Dilemma

Myanmar’s National League for Democracy (NLD), led by Aung San Suu Kyi, is about to face a tough policy test: whether to restart or permanently halt the construction of the Myitsone Dam, a major irritant in Sin...

India Joins China to Compete for Myanmar Energy

In the Great Game between China and India for Myanmar’s energy sector, Indian companies have been making successful inroads, with state-owned companies such as OVL and GAIL having invested almost US$1.33 bill...
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Rebuilding Myanmar’s Ruined Agriculture Sector

On May 2, 2008, Typhoon Nargis tore across the Bay of Bengal and slammed into Myanmar, killing at least 138,000 people and causing US$10 billion in damage. It was the worst natural disaster in the recorded h...
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Myanmar Economic Outlook: Mixed

Myanmar’s business development prospects in 2015 are forecast to be mixed as the country grapples with a variety of problems ranging from domestic political uncertainty to outside economic influences beyond its...
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Myanmar’s Military Still Hold the Purse Strings

The release of the official list of Myanmar’s 1,000 top taxpayers for 2013-2014 shows the wealthiest are still overwhelmingly tied to the old guard of military cronyism and elite government corruption. Many are...
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Myanmar Bans Foreign Fishing From Its Waters

With foreign fishing boats taking an estimated 100 times as many catch as locals do, Myanmar has banned all foreign fishing vessels from its waters effective at the first of April, according to an official from...