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The Catalogue: Chinese Inbound FDI Reform

The Catalogue – Chinese Inbound FDI Reform By Dennis Meseroll, Executive Director of Tractus Asia; and Kirsten Olson, Sr. Research Analyst The China National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) recently released the revised 2017 Catalogue for the Guidance of Foreign Investment Industries.  The Catalogue, which goes into effect July…

201707.02
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Myanmar Agriculture: High Growth Potential

Myanmar Agriculture: High Growth Potential Yangon, Myanmar For decades Myanmar’s agricultural sector has been starved of investment – both foreign and domestic. This has the left the industry, which is still the source of employment for well over half the country’s population, struggling on every front. Agriculture suffers from a lack of proper inputs, a…

201706.29
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Tractus Manager Presents Tractus Asia in a Workshop

Tractus Consulting Manager Presents Tractus Asia in a Workshop “Investment Promotion and Facilitation in Lower Myanmar” Organized by Dana Facility Organization in June 2017 Attracting investment to Myanmar requires a holistic effort from the state, regional government and investment agencies/committees. Hpa-An, Kayin State Myanmar 14 June 2017 – Tractus Asia Limited’s Consulting Manager, Antonio Sequeros,…

201705.24
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Myanmar Unveils New Investment Framework

Myanmar Unveils New Investment Framework Myanmar’s first democratic government in half a century has received more criticism than complements for its handling of the economy and business sector during its first year in power. But recent legislative and regulatory changes have also brought new opportunities and greater clarity for foreign investors. In a notification last…

201611.24
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China at a Tipping Point

by JOHN J. EVANS Managing Director, Tractus Asia Limited Over the past three decades China emerged and then became the premier destination for global manufacturing FDI. Multinationals often ignored other attractive global markets while rushing into China to take advantage of its near-double-digit economic growth, investor-friendly policies, low-costs, and the promise of a billion-plus-person market….

201604.27
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Investment in infrastructure critical for Myanmar’s economic success

By: Martin Jancik and Joshua Brown Myanmar has received outsized media attention since its transition to civilian power in 2011. The country’s election of the first civilian president in more than 50 years has unleashed yet another torrent of global headlines. For foreign companies interested in doing business in this new market, analyzing political developments…

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Myanmar election bodes well for Canadian enterprise

By Joshua Brown and Martin Jancik Canadian businesses are among the best suited to capitalize on the opening of Myanmar’s emerging market. The country’s geological potential, infrastructure, needed investment in education and growing consumer class has helped the country land on the Canadian government’s “Priority Market list.” However, Canadian reticence to tackle challenging markets further…

201601.14
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Gaining Access: How the TPP drives investment location decisions through trade

By Dennis Meseroll and Reuben Shorser The conclusion of negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) by 12 participating countries on 5 October 2015 has been heralded as a landmark event in the trade arena — another small step in the journey toward truly global free trade. The TPP impacts one-third of global trade and encompasses…

201511.17
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TPP and AEC Making Progress, Slowly but Surely

By Daniel Bellefleur America and fellow signatories promote the Trans-Pacific Partnership as the modern day free trade agreement that extensively liberalizes and supports the free flow of goods and products and the way these countries interact economically with each other. Regarding whether the TPP conflicts with the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), the TPP can actually…

201511.06
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Myanmar’s election a lose – lose for business

By Joshua Brown and Martin Jancik Myanmar is abuzz with excitement and, perhaps, nervous anticipation ahead of Sunday’s general election. The event is a major and crucial milestone in Myanmar’s march towards democracy and its reintegration into the broader international community. It is hugely important for Myanmar’s social and political evolution. But what does it…

201510.09
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Myanmar factory owners in a bind?

Much is currently being made of recently approved implementing regulations for minimum wage in Myanmar. Workers at labor-intensive factories argue inflation and rising costs have made their wage rates unlivable. Domestic – and some foreign businesses – argue Myanmar’s labor-intensive assembly factories can’t compete against costs in other regional low-cost, low-value added manufacturing destinations with…