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Suu Kyi Says Investment in Burma Held Back by Law Uncertainty, Infrastructure

18 April 2013

Aung San Suu Kyi says poor infrastructure and legal limbo are serving as a bottleneck to investment in Burma, according to Bloomberg. The opposition leader said “foreign investment is increasing more in theory than in actual fact,” on Wednesday while on a weeklong visit to Japan, adding that greater clarity on foreign investment laws would reassure companies considering setting up shop in Burma. While Burma has seen swelling investor interest since a raft of reforms was instituted beginning in 2011, much of that interest was only preliminary and contingent upon ensuring a more attractive investment climate, Suu Kyi said.

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