China walks political tightrope in Myanmar

Since 2016, when Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy came to power in Myanmar, China’s relations with the Southeast Asian state have been surprisingly smooth considering Beijing’s close ties with its former military regimes. Previously widespread anti-Chinese sentiment, founded in controversial Chinese investments in natural resources, has largely dissipated. The shift reflects Suu […]

Risks loom as inflation concerns remain

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) raised Myanmar’s economic growth forecast to 7.5 percent for the 2013-14 fiscal year, up from 6.75pc, due to continued economic reform that includes the loosening of restrictions in the private sector, the Fund announced in a release. Despite the country’s encouraging macroeconomic situation, the IMF once again warned that gains […]