A business watchdog group warns Burmese companies that if they want to thrive in the post-sanctions economy, they’ll have to be more open and transparent.
Burma’s decision to shake up its multi-billion dollar jade business is a ground-breaking opportunity to stop human rights abuses and increase transparency, say activists.
Burma’s outgoing president leaves under a cloud of suspicion after it is reported that he withdrew a list of his assets submitted to parliament.
International observers will be invited to the general election in Burma, while the Election Commission says advance voting can also be monitored.
Bullet Points: bringing you the day’s news for Monday 14 July.
Business in Burma this week: Burma now a ‘candidate’ for EITI; France’s largest bank slapped with $9B fine for violation US sanctions; and Taiwanese shoe manufacturer invests $100M in Rangoon…