The dramatic political reforms underway in Myanmar have lead to readmission of the one-time pariah into the international community, and the suspension of sanctions by Western governments such as the European Union and Canada. The result is an inundation of foreign investment, which brings with it both opportunity and cause for concern.
There is a wealth of new material being published on Myanmar’s once opaque economy. Here are some of the best pieces:
- “Myanmar: Staff Report for the 2011 Article IV Consultation” from the International Monetary Fund
- “Myanmar Economy: Open for Business?” from the Economist Intelligence Unit
- “Dividing the Spoils” by Jared Bissinger
- “Burma Gold Rush” by Joshua Kurlantzick
- “The Threats to Myanmar’s Economy” by Simon Roughneen
- “Gold Rush to Burma” by the Washington Post Editorial Board