NEW VENTURE: Alisher Ali opened Myanmar's first-ever investment bank with $1 million of his own money. By the time Mandalay Capital closed its fundraising last month, Ali had raised $25 million.
Singapore shares rose after a surprising expansion in factory activity in the United States, with traders buying small and mid-cap stocks such as Tiger Airways Holdings Ltd and firms with exposure to Myanmar. The Straits Times Index was up 0.5 percent at 3,072.96 points, while the MSCI index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan added 0.3 percent.
UOB Kay Hian raised its target price on Super Group Ltd. 11:38 STOCKS NEWS SINGAPORE- Singapore Q3 home prices rise on mass-market growth. Singapore's private home prices in the third quarter rose 0.5 percent from the previous quarter, data from the Urban Redevelopment Authority showed, making it the highest rate of increase so far this year.
In a dimly lit ballroom, Myanmar’s investment czar gushed about his nation’s dazzling future to a congregation of foreign investors. Each had paid $1,500 to hear the government’s big pitch: Long an economic basket case, Myanmar is now an investment gold mine.
In a country where reportedly a quarter of the population lives in poverty and 70 percent live without electricity, a bubble sounds like an odd way to describe what is happening in a part of Myanmar. If the ultimate trophies for international investors are the nation’s rich resources, such as natural gas, tungsten and gems, let’s just call it a gold rush.
The lifting of Western sanctions on Myanmar, after it ended nearly 50 years of direct military rule, has pushed the door wide open for foreign investments into this resource rich country.
Many people tell me they want to visit this land of architectural wonders before hordes of others do during Myanmar’s awakening.
As Myanmar continues to remake itself anew, the country’s perplexing and outmoded laws of commerce are beginning to become more sensible. Among the more confounding laws govern car sales.
Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s Nobel Prize-winning opposition leader, will soon be able to sip a Coke in her own country. The FT reports.
Kevin Hewison, Visiting Professor at the Singapore Management University and Andrew Rickards, CEO, Yoma Strategic Holdings discuss Myanmar's prospects and challenges as the country opens its doors economically and politically.
PTT will help provide a fast-growing market for the natural gas from U.K.-listed Cove Energy’s east African fields, if it wins a bidding war with Royal Dutch Shell, the CEO of the company Pailin Chuchottaworn told CNBC.
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He is sometimes called the Mikhail Gorbachev of Myanmar, a once-loyal apparatchik of one of the world’s most brutal military dictatorships who is chipping away at some of its worst legacies — freeing political prisoners, partially unshackling the press and allowing the long-persecuted opposition to run for election last Sunday. The NYT reports.
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Andrew Rickards, CEO & Executive Director, Yoma Strategic Holdings discusses investment opportunities in Myanmar and the stabilizing impact floating the kyat will have on the economy.
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Tony Nash, Managing Director, IHS Global Services reveals which countries & industries are dipping their toes into the Myanmar market.
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