3 businesses with operations in this fast-growing asian country

Myanmar is considered the “final frontier” in Asia — both literally and metaphorically — as it is one of the last countries within Asia to open its doors to foreign investors in recent years. In the last decade or so, countries such as Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos have opened up to the outside world, and […]

Growth potential seen in microfinance sector

With a quarter of the Myanmar population living under the poverty line and as much as 87 percent hailing from rural areas, according to the World Bank, the microfinance sector has good potential to grow in Myanmar. However, providers can be more efficient in their funding if there is better financial data on borrowers. Microfinancing […]

U.S. Companies Skirting Myanmar Sanctions Fuel Record Investment

U.S. companies registering in Singapore to skirt sanctions on Myanmar helped the city state trump China as the country’s number one investor this year, Myanmar’s deputy finance minister said. “Some of the U.S companies register in Singapore as a Singapore company and come and invest in our country,” Maung Maung Thein said in an interview […]

Early Returnee Dutch firm lends helping hand in project management

For many potential foreign investors the outcome of Myanmar’s elections in 2015 will determine if the country is firmly on the path of democratization, but Dutch firm Royal Haskoning DHV has no such reservations. The engineering and project management consultancy was one of the first to return to Myanmar as part of an unofficial Dutch […]