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Myanmar is considered a crucial component of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), the multibillion-dollar project that has the potential to shake up global trade and improve transnational infrastructure links. Of particular interest to China is a planned special economic zone (SEZ) and deepwater port at Kyaukphyu in Rakhine State, which...

 

If Myanmar is to fulfil its economic potential, significant investments are required in transport infrastructure. In all areas – from roads, to railways, to ports – the country has fallen behind its neighbours in the region. Encouragingly, the government recognises the need to prioritise this area, and has begun to make progress on much-needed...

 

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After taking office in 2016, the National League for Democracy continues to work to improve the legal framework for facilitating business development in Myanmar. Now that the dust has settled from a series of changes, Myanmar has begun to try to effectively execute the reforms promulgated in past years. However, that is not to say that there...

 

ETIQUETTE: In a formal setting “U” should be used in front of a name when addressing a man and “Daw” when addressing a woman, roughly translating to Mr and Lady. It is common practice to remove footwear before entering someone’s workplace or home but not always required. Removing shoes and socks...

 

The long-overdue Myanmar Companies Law (MCL), which the government passed in December 2017, was put into practice in August 2018, together with the rollout of Myanmar Companies Online (MyCO) and the issuance of the Myanmar Companies Regulations. Among the most notable changes of the MCL are: