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  1. Business - China Business - FOREIGN INVESTMENT

    China's rivals catching up in investment race in Myanmar

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:18am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com China lead under threat as rivals rush to Myanmar Although China remains the biggest foreign investor in Myanmar, investments from other countries are quickly catching up in the Southeast Asian nation, which was once a pariah in the international community. This was demonstrated in the energy and telecommunications sectors, where Myanmar has ...

  2. Business - Economy - MYANMAR ECONOMY

    Myanmar needs broad reforms to keep growth rapid: IMF

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 01:28pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Myanmar at risk if reforms slow: IMF The International Monetary Fund said Myanmar's economy is expected to build on already rapid growth but that momentum was at risk unless broad reforms are undertaken. An IMF team met with authorities during a June 4-17 visit to Myanmar as part of the fund's annual review of a country's economy, ...

  3. Business - Companies

    China Mobile eyes Myanmar

    Posted Apr 05th 2013, 10:24am by Doug Young

    ... China Mobile's bid with Vodafone for a mobile license in Myanmar stands a 70 per cent chance of success, with more similar bids likely to follow. Dominant Chinese mobile carrier China ... Vodafone (London: VOD) to bid for a mobile license in Myanmar. I'm often quite critical of China Mobile, as I think this cash-rich but lazy company has done little to take advantage of its ...

  4. Business - Companies - CARS

    Myanmar market seen offering bright prospects

    Posted Mar 12th 2013, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So in Yangon charlotte.so@scmp.com China's Chery Auto is in talks to produce taxis in country where cars are a preferred asset Myanmar market seen offering bright prospects Myanmar may offer a huge opportunity for mainland carmakers seeking to tap into the growing demand for vehicles in one of the poorest countries in Asia. Chery Automobile is talking ...

  5. Business - Economy - COMMENT

    Handle with care- the politics of naming places

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 05:29am by AP

    ... China Sea would henceforth be called the West Philippine Sea. Name changes can cause diplomatic angst. The then-military government changed Burma to Myanmar in 1989, but the US still refers to it in official documents as Burma, a name preferred by some in the Southeast Asian country's opposition. On a visit in late 2012, President Barack Obama used "Myanmar" when talking ...

  6. Business - Economy - DEVELOPMENT

    Strife hangs over China billions in Myanmar

    Posted May 20th 2013, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih in Yangon hanshih.toh@scmp.com Spending for key port as vital new gateway is threatened by communal violence Strife hangs over China billions in Myanmar China is spending billions to develop Kyaukpyu as its international gateway in Myanmar, but the development threatens to be derailed by communal violence. "Kyaukpyu is the new gateway to China and Asean. ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance

    Myanmar firms look to raise funds on Singapore exchange

    Posted Nov 12th 2013, 02:07pm by Reuters

    ... for Myanmar businesses seeking capital. The advertisements underscore Singapore’s nascent role as a magnet for Myanmar companies eager to grow as their country emerges from decades of isolation but frustrated by its crippled banking system and barely existing financial markets. Lawyers and financial advisers who work closely with Myanmar firms say about six to 10 companies are considering ...

  8. Business - Economy - INVESTMENT

    Hong Kong third-biggest investor in Myanmar

    Posted Jul 13th 2013, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com HK third-biggest investor in Myanmar Mainland China is the biggest investor in Myanmar, with US$14.19 billion of cumulative investments, while Hong Kong ... billion, said Jasmine Aung, Myanmar director at PwC. The Myanmese government was preparing to establish a stock exchange in the country, with the first initial public offering expected by October ...

  9. Business - Companies - CONSTRUCTION

    Hong Kong firm Tiostone seeks to make 'eco-bricks' in Myanmar amid shortage

    Posted Oct 28th 2013, 04:33am by Charlotte So

    ... to make bricks in Myanmar A shortage of building materials and antiquated construction methods in Yangon, Myanmar's largest city, have played a role in the skyrocketing rents in the city, ... costs would barely be covered," Chan said. Myanmar's rules present yet another challenge for foreign investors. "I have asked what import tax I would pay if I brought my brick ...

  10. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong goes with the flow and reaps the rewards of capital movements

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 01:04am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Thailand's capital inflows and outflows as a percentage of GDP. Even these are probably inflated by false declarations for Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar. So, yes, Peter, scratch your head indeed. ...




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