Myanmar: a new frontier market

Published 15 January 2014

Tagged Under: production capacity consumption 

Resource-rich Myanmar is undergoing a dramatic transformation, with massive economic and political reforms heralding a new era for this Southeast Asian nation. A plethora of joint ventures with foreign companies seeking to establish new cement companies reflects the improved investment environment and optimism for this frontier market. By Soe Naing, Kanbawza Industries Ltd, Myanmar & ICR Research.

Prospects for Myanmar are good if the country can establish

a reliable energy network and capitalise on its tourism potential

Myanmar became independent of British rule in 1948. From 1948-62 the country was a democracy before it was seized by a military junta, which ruled up until 2011. It is now one of the poorest countries in the world. However, from 2012 the newly-formed democratic government drastically changed Myanmar’s policy and a new era was born with President Thein Sein and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi agreeing to work together to develop the country before political elections in 2015.    

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