Institutional Investors Take Stock of Myanmar’s Rise

yangonYangon is benefitting from ambitious reform as foreign capital flows toward gas production and other investments. Myanmar’s international reserves mark an upward trajectory as foreign direct investment puts a hush on the shrinking current account deficit for the time being. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region has a composed population greater than 600 million people, larger than the populations of Japan and the United States combined.

With rampant urbanization and a stronger fiscal position, Myanmar has charmed institutional investors with a knack for emerging markets.

What factors make Myanmar attractive for investors?
First, the Southeast Asian nation borders Thailand and is strategically located between India and China, two of the most populous countries on the planet. Second, Myanmar has an abundant agricultural sector which can feed South Asia’s growing demographic. Another factor is the labor force in Myanmar which has courted the eyes of the global apparel industry. Labor rates are among the lowest in Asia.[ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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