In its latest review, the France-based OECD has helped Myanmar identify policies and reforms needed to secure more investment, MIFER said.
The Construction Ministry has announced four ‘early-harvest’ projects including roads, a bridge and a tunnel to be built as part of China’s Belt and Road Initiative.
Singapore’s Infrastructure Asia has signed an agreement to help Myanmar find ‘quality’ investors and partners for its Project Bank of high-priority development plans.
The Irrawaddy briefs you on the week that was in the national legislature.
US Ambassador Scot Marciel said the peace process faltered during his posting, but he leaves the country confident it has the human talent needed to reach its goals.
Taiwan’s representative in Myanmar talks to The Irrawaddy about Taipei’s success in fighting COVID-19 and offers his thoughts on the post-pandemic investment landscape.
After declaring its efforts to contain COVID-19 a success, Vietnam is advertising itself as a safer place than China to set up manufacturing businesses.
A growing number of Korean enterprises are making corporate social responsibility an integral part of their investment in Myanmar.
The new relief plan worth $2-3 billion will boost health spending, aid companies, ease lending conditions, fast-track imports and FDI, and tap foreign funds.
Hungry for electricity, Myanmar is accepting China’s offers of cheap LNG stations and crossborder transmissions. But relying on Chinese power poses dangers, experts warn.
In the Cambodia’s Sihanoukville, the coronavirus has combined with a ban on online gambling to deal a double blow to the Chinese investment that had fueled local growth.
As Parliament debates amendments to the Minimum Wage Law, The Irrawaddy discusses the state of industrial relations with two leading trade unionists.
This week, Myanmar saw major signs of foreign support for its IT, insurance and creative sectors, as well as power production, especially liquid natural gas.
Chinese President Xi Jinping’s recent visit is being hailed as a success, but both sides should be wary of pitfalls in the deepening relationship.
Unlike its predecessors, the NLD govt is ensuring deals with China benefit Myanmar, Sean Turnell, adviser to the State Counselor, tells The Irrawaddy in an interview.