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PUBLISHED : Monday, 16 July, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 16 July, 2012, 12:00am


Best resources for investing in Myanmar

Myanmar's recent opening up to the outside world has created investment opportunities. But new investors need to understand how the country's politics are tied to its economic development. This site looks at the aid, education and ethnic issues that underpin Myanmar's progress. The site also tracks economic and cultural happenings there.

There are few listed securities that offer exposure to Myanmar. However, one could always go direct and buy a private business in the country. This site's home page looks like a marketplace for pottery, jewellery and jade, but its business development section offers interesting snapshots of businesses for sale. It is a useful starting point for understanding local commerce, and it has pointers on investment regulations interpreted by people doing business there.

The pro-democracy site covers Myanmese politics, business and economy, and its existence is evidence of Myanmar's recent loosening of media restrictions. The site publishes industry statistics from government and independent sources, particularly on telecommunications and resources.