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Business groups call for Myanmar to end internet shutdown

Five European business groups in Yangon have signed a statement urging the Myanmar authorities to restore internet access in Rakhine and Chin states. The statement warns of the “possible reputational impact in the international community and view of Myanmar as a responsible investment destination” being wrought by the internet-shutdown. It says the internet blackout negatively […]

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Myanmar: Executives upbeat on economy, concerned about lack of transparency

Corporate executives in Myanmar are upbeat about growth prospects but remain deeply concerned about the lack of transparency in the business environment, the latest Oxford Business Group (OBG) survey reveals. “We saw, somewhat surprisingly, that business sentiment in general was positive. It remained pretty resilient despite the headwinds that the country faced,” OBG Asia regional […]

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CLMVT: The new value chains

Three driving forces are shaping new forms of value chains, with implications for Southeast Asia. The first is the growth of the CLMVT — Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam and Thailand — region. The gap between advanced economies and emerging markets is closing, and our region is catching up very fast. But the concurrent rise in […]

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