Japanese investor interest in Myanmar still high despite lower FDI

The Japanese remain interested in expanding their presence in Myanmar despite lower investments in recent years compared to before and a refugee crisis unfolding in northern Rakhine. At the 13th Joint meeting of the Myanmar-Japan CCI Business Cooperation Committees in Yangon on October 23, the new Investment Law, development of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) […]

Rice traders hope slowdown of Chinese buyers is temporary

The Chinese rice buyers have stopped coming, according to local traders. The arrest of several Chinese buyers for tax evasion and the weakening Chinese economy is hurting trade with Myanmar’s largest rice export market, said U Soe Tun, vice chair of the Myanmar Rice Federation. “Exports across the border have slowed,” he said. China is […]