The benefits (and risks) of investing in Myanmar

Not all publicity is good publicity. In late 2016, Myanmar made international headlines following reports that the country’s government was engaged in the widespread persecution of its Muslim Rohingya minority. Over the following months, stories of police detention, arson, gang rape and state-authorised murder emerged. Hundreds of thousands fled from Rakhine State in the country’s […]

Investment laws may be combined, says official

The Foreign Investment Department is considering combining the foreign and Myanmar citizens’ investment laws, its director in chief, U Aung Naing Oo, told Mizzima on December 4. U Aung Naing Oo stressed that no consideration was being given to amending the Foreign Investment Law, which was promulgated on November 3, 2012. “We are just thinking […]

Myanmar to spend Ks 33.4 billion budget to host Asean Summits

President’s Office has allocated a budget of Ks 33.4 billion (US$34 million) to host Asean Summit after Myanmar took over Asean Chairmanship, a senior official from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Friday. Aung Htoo, deputy director-general of Asean Affairs department under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said he cannot be sure whether the […]