Sean Turnell says global problems, Rakhine crisis hindering reform, but points to progress on GDP, inflation, banking sector
News that the world's two biggest economic powers, currently locked in a trade war, were showing a willingness to negotiate boosted investor sentiment after a worrying week.
Stoking the popular discontent that erupted into a nationwide uprising 30 years ago was economic mismanagement, which had reduced a fundamentally wealthy nation to pauper status.
The Irrawaddy’s graphics illustrate the findings of DICA’s latest business survey
Parliament approves another 5-year term for U Kyaw Kyaw Maung; businesspeople, lawmakers say he has failed to modernize the financial system.
The Irrawaddy’s infographics illustrate the steady rise in prices Myanmar’s consumers have faced for nearly two decades
Only one principle for the economic sector was set, as the Tatmadaw didn’t agree to 10 others during working committee discussions prior to the conference.
Experts from various fields address the country’s future, stating that social change needs to start now.
This week, Dateline Irrawaddy discusses how the Central Bank of Myanmar should handle the weakening exchange rate and its effect on the country.
Footwear, garment sectors hit by declining global orders, lack of investment, policy confusion.
NLD-led administration not putting the right people in the right jobs, the private sector believes
China's yuan slipped to a new low and was on course for its worst month on record, as a bitter Sino-US trade row threatened to rattle the world's second-biggest economy.
Lawmakers say govt plan to set up industrial zones in 11 different Yangon townships at the same time will be unsuccessful on the ground.
The regional govt proposed buying 10 Ford cars at a cost of 100 million kyats each for official use in the 2018-19 fiscal year.
Thirteen state banks have reported combined losses of $8.6 billion for the year to March - including $6.5 billion in the last quarter.