Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)

Big ambitions: Can Myanmar take down the economic king of ASEAN?

Aung San Suu Kyi believes her country could overtake Singapore as the region’s economic leader in 20 years time thanks to its huge potential for investment and young workforce. Reform is underway to make that possible, but the country’s same old ugly issues stand in the way. 

Can ASEAN trust China’s promises?

China has made ambitious commitments to investment in ASEAN countries, but uncertainty over funding raises the question of whether Beijing will make good on its promises.