Myanmar Monitor Weekly

27 October, 2016

Photo via The Straits Times Society Myanmar most generous country in the world Myanmar has been named the most generous country in the world for the third consecutive year, according to the latest Charities

Britain looks east towards Asean

24 October, 2016

22 October, 2016 As appeared in The Star Online Unsettling period: The City of London is getting increasingly nervous about its future after Brexit. Many foreign banks are fretting and there is talk of

ASEAN Trade – Has Misery Created Opportunity?

19 October, 2016
By Dr. Arup Raha and Marisha Naz | 19 October 2017 |

One of the main reasons behind the downshift in global growth has been the structural decline in global trade (Figure 1). For ASEAN economies, this has been particularly relevant given their dependence on the

China – ASEAN Monitor Weekly

14 October, 2016

Photo from The Jakarta Post Trade and Investment Hopes rise as Duterte set to visit China Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will make a four-day state visit to China on 18-21 October, bringing along a

Myanmar Monitor Weekly

13 October, 2016

Photo from Reuters Economy Trade deficit reaches US$1.73 billion in government’s first six months Myanmar’s trade deficit has reached US$1.73 billion in the NLD government’s first six months, beginning in April, significantly lower than

Myanmar Monitor Weekly

7 October, 2016

Foreign Affairs AIIB opens Myanmar book amid falling FDI The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has issued its first loan in Myanmar. The AIIB will lend US$20mn to the Myingyan gas-fired power plant, which

Myanmar Monitor Weekly

28 September, 2016

Foreign Affairs Aung San Suu Kyi makes first UN address as Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi pledged to promote human rights in the troubled Rakhine state as the Nobel laureate made her UN

Threats of illiberal disorder

26 September, 2016

24 September, 2016 As appeared in TheStar.com.my ALAIN Juppé may not be a household name in Malaysia but the principled politics of this former French Prime Minister (1995-1997) in his country’s fraught national environment is

Myanmar Monitor Weekly

22 September, 2016

Foreign Affairs US to end Economic Sanctions against Myanmar US President Barack Obama said the US will lift the sanctions program in place against Myanmar after nearly 20 years, a decision that clears one