Weekend Reading: Myanmar Edition


Since the National League for Democracy (NLD)’s election victory early this month, the optimism for Myanmar’s future has become palpable. Prospects of political reform leading to economic prosperity have resulted in GDP growth forecasts increasing from 5.5% in 2011 to over 6% by 2013 according to the Asian Development Bank. With its oft-mentioned proximity to Asia’s economic engines in China and India, and with David Cameron himself calling for removing EU sanctions, the country seems poised to finally break out and catch up to the rest of the region.

Here are select articles from the past week covering developments in Myanmar:

  • ┬áThe biggest emerging market story since China in 2001 (MoneyWeek)
  • Revamped Myanmar securities exchange set to launch in 2015 (Reuters)
  • Myanmar has much to offer but a long way to go (beyondbrics)
  • After Decades of Limits, Myanmar Offers Riches (NY Times)
  • ADB says Myanmar economy set to boom (Bloomberg)
  • Myanmar’s Isolation Gives Way to a Flood of Visitors (NPR)
  • An image makeover for Myanmar Inc (Reuters)
  • Sanctions Against Myanmar: Happy ending in sight (Banyan)


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