Archive for the ‘Myanmar’ Category

Myanmar Junta Bars Foreign Telecom Executives From Exiting the Country

Via The Diplomat, sobering news of foreign investment in Myanmar: As it faces increasingly violent challenges to its five-month-long rule, Myanmar’s military junta has told foreign executives of major telecommunications firms that they can’t leave the country without permission, Reuters reported today. Citing a person familiar with the matter, the news agency reported that Myanmar’s Department of Posts […]

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Asian Investors Doubt Myanmar’s Military Regime

Via The Economist, an article on Asian investors’ outlook on Myanmar: When tanks rumbled into Naypyidaw, Myanmar’s capital, on February 1st, the man who sent them there, Min Aung Hlaing, the commander-in-chief of the armed forces, tried to offer the public reassurance. Though the civilian leadership had been supplanted by men in fatigues, the coup, […]

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Doess Global Road To Clean Energy Economy Run Through Myanmar’s Murky Mines?

Via The Diplomat, commentary on Myanmar ‘s control over the supply of critical metals for clean energy products: Kachin State in northern Myanmar has a long history of armed groups using illicit gold, copper, or iron deposits to fund insurgent activities.  Lately, reports have been trickling in about a free-for-all scramble for the control of another group of […]

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China’s Interests Going Up In Flames In Myanmar

Via Asia Times, an article on the impact of Myanmar’s coup on Chinese investments in the country: When unknown assailants torched at least ten Chinese-financed factories in Yangon’s Hlaing Tharyar Industrial Zone, Beijing was quick to urge Myanmar’s military leaders to ensure security for its investments. China’s state-run Global Times newspaper, often a reflection of […]

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Capital Meant For Myanmar May Go To Vietnam and Cambodia

Via Nikkei Asia, an article on how capital meant for Myanmar may seek havens in Vietnam and Cambodia: The military coup in Myanmar has forced investors who had earmarked capital for the country to look for nearby alternatives. Delta Capital, Anthem Asia and other funds that have solely focused on Myanmar are adopting a wait-and-see […]

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Myanmar’s Government Makes Life Difficult for Western Investors

Via The Economist, a look at the challenges faced by Western investors in Myanmar: In a speech last year, Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s president in all but name, laid out the many reforms her government had undertaken to attract foreign investors. In return, she went on, “we only ask our investors to ensure that […]

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