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Global real estate market sinks to a new low

Global real estate market sinks to a new low

The real estate sector took a pounding in 2013, with record lows forecast for foreign investment on a global scale. But on a regional level, the Asia-Pacific is seeing increased investment in the sector in what is thought to be an emerging trend.  

Myanmar most improved business environment in 2013: Maplecroft

Efforts by Myanmar’s government, to encourage FDI and improve the country's international relations, have led global risk analytics company Maplecroft to name it the most improved business environment in 2013.

Myanmar eyes long-term prosperity

Myanmar eyes long-term prosperity

The race to Myanmar is under way, as investors look to get in early to make the most of one of the world's most intriguing propositions. However, despite making some short-term gains, the country's leaders are eyeing the long game.

Myanmar experiences FDI revival

Levels of inward FDI into Myanmar have experienced year-on-year increases since 2010.

Japan and Myanmar sign a memorandum of co-operation

Free zones: the potential pitfalls

Free zones are often seen as a cure-all remedy to the problems developing economies encounter when trying to attract FDI. However, the reality is that such projects need careful planning and long-term support if they are to fulfil such wishes, as Barbara Njau discovers.

Myanmar witnesses FDI increase following political reforms

As Myanmar's international relations continue to improve so too do its FDI prospects, with year on year increases in project numbers since its 2010 government elections.

Myanmar: open for investment

Myanmar: open for investment

The first draft of Myanmar's new and mostly liberal FDI law was passed recently and the EU and the US are set to ease the economic sanctions put in place while the country was under the previous military regime. But despite these positive steps, Myanmar's infrastructure remains weak and investors there face a number of obstacles.

Reform agenda opens Myanmar up to foreign investors

Myanmar's economic reform and political change are set to offer further incentives for investors entering the country.

Myanmar’s legal system ranked worst for business and investors

Index shows that significant political reform is necessary in Myanmar if the country is to capitalise on its investment potential.

View From Asia: February/March 2012

Investing in any country comes with its risks and challenges, though Myanmar presents more than most.

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