Country Profile

Myanmar Country Profile

Considered to be the last frontier market in South-east Asia, Myanmar remains focused on creating the right set of conditions to attract and facilitate foreign investment to spur economic development. Following decades of military rule that maintained a socialist and centrally planned economic model, cutting off access to the world’s financial markets and main trading routes, the country’s ongoing transition towards market economics and electoral democracy has caught the attention of investors worldwide. This chapter contains a viewpoint from Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, State Counsellor of Myanmar; an interview with Serge Pun, Chairman, Serge Pun & Associates; and a viewpoint from Xi Jinping, President of China.

Cover of The Report: Myanmar 2018

The Report

This chapter is from the Myanmar 2018 report. Explore other chapters from this report.

Interviews & Viewpoints

Sketch of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, State Counsellor of Myanmar
Daw Moe Moe Lwin, Director, Yangon Heritage Trust: Viewpoint