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Asia Pacific Power Brokers

Aung San Suu Kyi poised to implement difficult reforms

Aung San Suu Kyi will need to implement difficult reforms in order to fully bring Myanmar into the globalized economy.

Asia Pacific Economics

Liberalization in Burma creates new investment opportunities

While not without risks, the recent opening of Burma to the outside world is creating a plethora of lucrative new opportunities for investors.

Asia Pacific Politics

Myanmar’s first freely elected parliament gets under way

Myanmar’s first freely elected parliament held its opening session on Monday. This significant step on Myanmar’s road to democracy will send a positive sign to investors looking for stable business

Economics South and Central Asia

Risks loom for Myanmar’s Kyaukphyu Economic Zone

The end of 2015 saw a series of major announcements and decisions regarding Myanmar’s latest special economic zone (SEZ) in Kyaukphyu township of Rakhine State. In late December, Myanmar’s government

Asia Pacific Politics

Three weaknesses of Myanmar’s NLD party

While the National League for Democracy (NLD) brings high hope to Myanmar’s democratic transition, it faces vulnerability that will need to be addressed if the NLD is to lead Myanmar

Asia Pacific Politics

What to expect from Myanmar’s November elections

Elections in November will see the military remain the dominant political force, even if it is a further step in Myanmar’s transformation from military dictatorship towards democracy. Key issues to