Australian Sean Turnell, the director of research at Myanmar Development Institute, has been under detention since the coup last week.
Foreign firms are closing as businesses express concerns about the recovery and the security of their investments after the coup.
Foreign investment continues to arrive in Myanmar with a major South Korean bank opening in Yangon as honey producers eye EU exports.
Studies on the way on possible environmental and social impacts by Kyaukphyu port project that will give China access to the Indian Ocean.
The authorities are trying to provide Yangon with a reliable power supply to sustain economic growth.
Yoma Central strikers say they are not being paid their wages or social-security allowances.
The SEZ committee says it lost confidence in Italian-Thai Development as its consortium had repeated delays and breaches of financial obligations.
Myanmar’s hotels have been closing and the authorities axed a deal to develop a giant economic zone. Meanwhile, an alarming fall in foreign trade has been reported.
The country is trying to buy millions of doses of COVID-19 vaccines and offset the economic impact of coronavirus.
Visiting Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Beijing would supply 300,000 doses of a coronavirus vaccine to Myanmar.
This week a Japanese beer giant took a stand against Myanmar’s military, tea orders arrived from the United States and remittance firms were licensed to transfer cash.
After a suspension of dividends to probe military funding claims, the Japanese brewer says an investigation ended inconclusively due to denial of information.
Myanmar’s economy is trying to break out of the COVID-19 gloom by relaxing restrictions and starting large infrastructure projects.
Investment in Myanmar’s Thilawa Special Economic Zone has slumped this year as the World Bank predicts more trouble amid ongoing COVID-19 restrictions.
All oil, gas, timber and gem contracts must be published on Jan. 1, lifting the lid on a sector dominated by Myanmar’s military, its cronies and ethnic armed groups.