The most likely outcome of the economic turmoil triggered by the coup is a period of slow economic growth and joblessness, even as inflation rises and the value of the kyat continues to slide against the US dollar.
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The most likely outcome of the economic turmoil triggered by the coup is a period of slow economic growth and joblessness, even as inflation rises and the value of the kyat continues to slide against the US dollar.
Edwin Vanderbruggen has spent the last five years in Myanmar as legal advisor to some of the biggest players in the oil and gas, energy and telecoms sectors. A partner in the VDB Loi network of law firms, he helped to facilitate the ground-breaking joint-venture agreement in September between Myanma Petroleum Products Enterprise and Singapore-based multinational Puma Energy, for jet fuel distribution. Mr Vanderbruggen spoke with Frontier about the challenges of privatisation in Myanmar and how government officials are learning to do business in the global market.
The Great Hor Kham Public Company is one of first companies to be listed on the Yangon Stock Exchange, which opened on December 9. The company, based at Muse in Shan State, was established on December 12, 2012, and its nine-member board of directors are all ethnic Shan who have been friends since university, said the company’s managing director, Sai Ohn Myint. Great Hor Kham Public Company has 500 shareholders. Frontier asked Sai Ohn Myint about his company’s activities and the decision to list on the stock market.

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