One country held on to its decade-long spot topping the World Bank's ranking of the easiest places to do business.
Myanmar is expected to choose its first democratically elected president since 1962, but the landmark moment has been greeted with caution amid concerns over reforms.
Bhavya Sehgal, Frontier Strategy Group's regional head & MD Asia Pacific says the best investment opportunities in Myanmar are in infrastructure and power transmission.
An quake measuring 6.8 struck northwest of Imphal before dawn on Monday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey
An earthquake measuring 6.8 struck northwest of Imphal in India, killing at least four people and knocking out power to the city.
Bhavya Sehgal, MD of Asia Pacific at Frontier Strategy Group, discusses the U.S. sanctions on Myanmar's individuals and entities that will hamper the stock exchange.
Despite its many challenges, Myanmar's stock exchange could very well succeed where its neighbors have failed.
The opening of the Yangon Stock Exchange is a key step for Myanmar's capital markets, says Kenneth Stevens, managing partner at Leopard Capital.
Although the Yangon Stock Exchange is only for domestic investors at this stage, it's still an exciting step forward, says Romain Caillaud, senior director at FTI Consulting.
The former pariah state is set to launch its new stock exchange on Wednesday.
Myanmar's fundamentals, such as its 40 percent mobile penetration rate, are positive signs for investment in the teleco sector, says Suresh Sidhu, CEO of Edotco Group.
Nearly 100 bodies have been pulled from a landslide near a jade mine in Myanmar's northern Kachin State.
Nyantha Maw Lin, managing director at Vriens and Partners Myanmar, sees a move towards economic globalization amid the country's first free election.
As votes continue to be counted for an official call on the Myanmar election result, Nomita Nair, partner at Berwin Leighton Paisner, and Bhavya Sehgal, APAC MD at Frontier Strategy Group discuss the implications of the historic poll.
The National League for Democracy's road to forming a government is tough if it doesn't cross the majority threshold, says Evan Rees, analyst for Southeast Asia at Stratfor.
If Myanmar's military agrees to a transition of power, it will be the first time since 1962 that civilians will control the government, according to Romain Caillaud, senior director at FTI Consulting.
Voting proceeded smoothly in Myanmar's first free nationwide election in 25 years, the nation's biggest stride yet in a journey to democracy from dictatorship.
Millions of citizens in Myanmar will be casting their votes on November 8 in a parliamentary elections described as a historic step in the country's transition to democracy.
Banks in Myanmar bought hundreds of millions of dollars in the black market this year, banking sources said, raising concerns about regulation.
Emerging markets hobbled by capital outflows may struggle to muster any economic growth but Myanmar isn't likely to be one of them.