Myanmar telecoms tower deal puts TPG in pole position

TOKYO — U.S. private equity firm TPG has finalized a deal that marks its most ambitious investment in Myanmar and the biggest consolidation yet in the country’s fast-growing telecommunication infrastructure sector. Under an agreement that gained Naypyitaw’s approval last month but has yet to be announced, TPG, majority owner of Apollo Towers Myanmar, the country’s […]

Myanmar risks falling into a China debt trap

To understand China’s top priority in Myanmar, forget Beijing’s involvement in the country’s sputtering peace process, or efforts to restart its backed but now suspended US$3.9 billion Myitsone hydroelectric dam, or even securing rights to extract copper at the locally resisted Letpadaung mine outside of Mandalay. Those are all subordinate interests to what China really […]

Don’t wait too long to invest in Myanmar’s growth

Western investors have been patiently observing Myanmar’s growth story – but wait too long and you’ll miss out, say KBZ’s Nyo Myint and Zaw Lin Aung. After 50 years of isolation under military rule, Myanmar’s economy has been slowly opening up in the past few years. That may pick up pace now that Aung San […]