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Myanmar Approved FDI by Sector

Investment in infrastructure critical for Myanmar’s economic success

By: Martin Jancik and Joshua Brown Myanmar has received outsized media attention since its transition to civilian power in 2011. The country’s election of the first civilian president in more...
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Myanmar election bodes well for Canadian enterprise

By Joshua Brown and Martin Jancik Canadian businesses are among the best suited to capitalize on the opening of Myanmar’s emerging market. The country’s geological potential, infrastructure, needed investment in...
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Gaining Access: How the TPP drives investment location decisions through trade

By Dennis Meseroll and Reuben Shorser   The conclusion of negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) by 12 participating countries on 5 October 2015 has been heralded as a landmark...
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TPP and AEC Making Progress, Slowly but Surely

By Daniel Bellefleur America and fellow signatories promote the Trans-Pacific Partnership as the modern day free trade agreement that extensively liberalizes and supports the free flow of goods and products...
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Myanmar’s election a lose – lose for business

By Joshua Brown and Martin Jancik Myanmar is abuzz with excitement and, perhaps, nervous anticipation ahead of Sunday’s general election. The event is a major and crucial milestone in Myanmar’s...
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Myanmar factory owners in a bind?

Much is currently being made of recently approved implementing regulations for minimum wage in Myanmar. Workers at labor-intensive factories argue inflation and rising costs have made their wage rates unlivable....
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The state government should promote small-scale projects covering thousands of kilometres of canals and millions of roofs

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China’s mounting debt: falling-off a cliff or fueling future growth?

For years, many China watchers, including myself, have been saying China needs a significant economic correction. However, China has deftly dodged a need for restructuring through an ability to dictate...
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Competition for special economic zone investment is heating up in Southeast Asia as Asean Economic Community integration looms

Staring down the barrel of enhanced Asean Economic Community (AEC) integration and reduced barriers to competition, the battle for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is heating up in Southeast Asia. Bordering...
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Special economic zones have sprung up on Thailand’s borders with less developed Cambodia and Myanmar

Long a darling of the industrial investment community, Thailand offers an attractive pairing of investment incentives and world-class industrial infrastructure. Its industrial development strategy has, over the last two decades,...
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Yangon industrial zone and infrastructure map

Manufacturing and industrial zone site location decisions are irrevocable. The right location decision can have a profound effect on a firm’s success at meeting its strategic, operational and financial objectives....
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Myanmar mining risk map

Among other industries, Myanmar’s rich – but largely unexplored – mineral wealth has put mining near the forefront of the discussion on new foreign investment opportunities. The country is home...
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