BUSINESS—50 billion invested in Burma by 780 firms

Burma’s Directorate of Investment and Company Administration announced today that, as of 30 September, Burma has received around US$50 billion in total investment from over 780 enterprises registered in over 36 countries since the country opened up to foreign investment in 1989. Topping the list were entities registered in Singapore, 134 of which have invested in Burma since 1989.  Recently, the largest investment projects have been in the manufacturing and energy sectors.