But she repeats her view that the huge Chinese investment scheme promises mutual benefits.
Urges government to provide strong incentives, ensure decent power supply
The Japanese ambassador to Myanmar said his government would promote and support Japanese investment in the troubled state and is considering facilitating required infrastructure.
A joint letter released by Australian, American and European chambers of commerce reiterates the importance of responsible investment, rather than isolation, for Myanmar’s growth
Temasek and ADB backing Singapore-based Ascent Capital Partners in the first Myanmar-focused private equity fund to boost sustainable, inclusive economic growth.
National unity could be damaged if China-backed project proceeds, U Soe Thein says
Minister U Thaung Tun acknowledges ‘misguided’ project has many environmental, social challenges and is deeply unpopular
In one of Myanmar’s most troubled and impoverished states, the government is desperately seeking investments in agriculture, infrastructure, tourism and SME development.
The country is showcasing more than $3 billion in projects over the two-day event to potential local and foreign investors in hopes of spurring economic growth.
A selection of infographics to illustrate all Chinese investment projects in Myanmar between 1988 and 2018, including those proposed, underway, completed and stalled.
China Railway Eryuan Engineering pitches 38km rail project, which the company would fund, to Yangon regional lawmakers
Players and experts in a variety of business fields spoke to The Irrawaddy on their predictions for Myanmar’s economy in 2019, with more positive than negative views overall.
The summit to be held in Naypyitaw in late January will showcase $3 billion in potential investments and aims to attract eastern investors in particular.
Lawmakers, activists and ethnic representatives hope for progress in 2019, but the events of recent years temper their expectations with caution
The Irrawaddy profiles the individuals and issues that shaped headlines in 2018, for better or worse.