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A series of exhilarating changes took place in Myanmar in 2016, from the installation of a new democratic government in April 2016 with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi at the helm to the lifting of two decades of economic and financial sanctions by the US. Changes are not just taking place in the political sphere. The legal landscape is also keeping pace, with game-changing legal reforms promulgated in...

 

What current projects are being considered to bolster rural electrification efforts in Myanmar for the coming years?

 

What steps can the insurance industry take to improve penetration and density levels?

 

Installed hydroelectric capacity in Myanmar is significant, with the country operating 26 plants, with the capacity to generate 3214 MW of power. Still, hydro-power is not considered a sole solution and questions are being raised about the use of water resources compared with other options. While the whole country could be powered by water...

 

In the wake of sweeping reforms undertaken since 2011, Myanmar’s banking sector has been advancing at a rapid pace to become safer, sounder and better regulated. The majority of banking institutions are rising to the challenge by adopting international best practices, especially in terms of accountancy, and investing in systems that promise to...

 

With an estimated 19,000 cu metres of water available per person per annum, Myanmar might be called a regional water superpower. Its capacity for water storage is nine times that available in China, five times that in Vietnam, and 16 times the amount in both Bangladesh and India. The total catchment area of its 10 main rivers covers some 737,...