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Thailand Told to Embrace Burmese Trade

17 July 2012

Thailand must liberalize its investment regulations to realize its potential and become a regional hub for British investors exploring opportunities in Burma, Jonathan Marland, chairman of UK Trade and Investment’s Business Ambassadors’ Group, told the Bangkok-based The Nation newspaper. “There is no doubting the great potential for Thailand to be an access point to Myanmar. The country should develop its regulations and liberalize its investment rules to compete with Singapore, which is known as a very liberalized country,” he said. Marland is also UK parliamentary under-secretary of state for Energy and Climate Change and led last week’s British business delegation to Burma.