Glittering prize

The sun rises over the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, symbolic of Myanmar's emergence from political and economic isolation since a civilian government took power last year after decades of military rule. With the West easing sanctions and businesses closely watching reform, Myanmar is preparing for an increase in investment and tourism. Photo: AFP

Myanmar is rapidly emerging as the new darling of the investor set. UBS analyst Carl Berrisford considers recent developments and evaluates the country’s investment potential. While his findings are upbeat, he urges caution following disappointments in other Asian frontier markets which flattered to deceive like Vietnam and Mongolia.

Tuesday, 18 September, 2012, 4:32pm

Isolated state keen to open doors to investors

Myanmar is opening up. In recent months, foreign leaders, including US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and British Foreign Secretary William Hague, paid high-profile visits to the country that has long isolated itself from the world. They rushed to congratulate Myanmar for its progress in democratisation.

13 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Corrections and clarifications

In yesteday's story headlined 'Beijing makes offer to host emergency talks', the Chinese name for Beijing's top envoy to North Korea should be Wu Dawei.

30 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Shanghai Chinese Painting Academy Collection

Low Block, Hong Kong City Hall

Reviewed: September 21

The collection's 100 ink-on-paper and calligraphy works reveal that there's a lot more to Chinese painting than traditional styles. The works, from the 1950s to the present day, are by 77 former students of the academy.

27 Sep 2005 - 12:00am


Hundreds of dancers in colourful costumes take part in the opening ceremony of the Hunan International Forest Protection Festival in Wuling Yuan national park, Zhangjiajie.

19 Nov 2001 - 12:00am