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Understanding Myanmar: Business & Economics

This guide provides useful information and links to resources on Myanmar.

At A Glance



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Find out how China's New Silk Road shaped Myanmar's economy through this video.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in is in Myanmar for the second leg of his tour of Southeast Asia. He held talks with State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi to discuss bilateral cooperation in various sectors.


This section explores the various aspects of doing business in Myanmar.

Business Law

  • Legal Updates
    This link provides a comprehensive guide to the legal regulations in Myanmar.

UNESCO decide on Bagan's bid to become a World Heritage Site. The global body in charge of culture and heritage said, if the city in Myanmar gets listed, then hotels within the Bagan's ancient zone will have to move out.

Myanmar Oriental Bank’s virtualization strategy, powered by VMware, has helped transform its IT infrastructure to one that is virtualized, flexible & efficient.

Economics & Infrastructure

This section explores the economics and infrastructure in Myanmar.

Much of the Myanmar population is engaged directly in agricultural pursuits. Of those who are employed in other sectors of the economy, many are indirectly involved in agriculture through activities such as transporting, processing, marketing, and exporting agricultural goods.


Investor Thura Ko Ko shares his observations on Myanmar’s business culture as the country opens up from five decades of isolation.

The jade trade between Myanmar and China is worth an estimated US$30 billion a year about half of Myanmar’s GDP. But jade mining is a bloodstained business built on drug addiction, slave labour and massive environmental destruction. Find out the dark side of jade.

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