Myanmar's new government, led by de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, is pushing through a number of long-awaited reforms and has welcomed the end of US trade sanctions. Observers are confident these are steps in the right direction, although they create room for uncertainty in the short term. Jacopo Dettoni reports.
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Thilawa industrial park in Myanmar has attracted a reported $1bn of funds from a range of countries, highlighting the country’s potential.
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Japanese investors are increasingly eyeing Myanmar's newly open markets as they strive to compete with the Chinese counterparts and increase their presence across Asia. Their role in the development of the Thilawa special economic zone is just one example of this.
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