201712.19
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Tractus Thailand CSR Trip, 8 December 2017

Chantaburi province, Thailand, 8 December 2017 – Tractus Asia’s Thailand office recently made donations of necessary school supplies to two underfunded elementary schools in Chantaburi province. Since its founding over 22 years ago, Tractus has been donating educational supplies, computers, libraries, playground and sports equipment, and other much needed resources to underfunded schools in the…

201711.24
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Is Starbucks a Real China Success Story?

Starbucks has its “Coffee of the Day” and the business press has its strategic success of the moment.  Looks like we already passed the euphoria showed two months ago, when we were getting a double shot of them both. All the major media were talking about the success of Starbucks in China. From the international…

201711.16
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Logistics Companies taking the long view at Myanmar

Yangon, Myanmar Logistics companies are increasingly entering Myanmar, driven by the opportunities in the emergent economy. In the last ten months international firms like CEVA Logistics, Phee Group, Bok Seng, and Tiong Nam Logistics have opened Myanmar offices providing a full range of services to local and international firms. Others including Australia’s Linfox are eyeing…

201707.14
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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…

201602.03
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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…