Is Myanmar losing its sparkle for investors?

A dismal human rights record, banking frailty and new elections; how some dedicated private equity firms are battling against the negative news and see light at the end of the tunnel.

The global outcry over the imprisonment of two Reuters reporters isn't the only challenge facing Myanmar: foreign investment has started to sag, having ramped up from a low base barely a few years ago when the reclusive country finally opened its doors to the outside world

Not that all foreign investors are being put off; for some, the opportunity to work in a less crowded field with more realistic valuations is a welcome development

According to the World Bank, FDI approvals in 2017/18 are down 14% year-on-year in Myanmar as slowing government reform and the alleged ethnic genocide of the mostly Moslem Rohingya people in Rakhine state has sapped investor...

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