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No easy exit for investors from post-military takeover Myanmar

Foreign companies face challenging problems withdrawing from the market

| Myanmar
A Telenor sign outside a cellphone retailer in Myanmar's Shan state, pictured in June 2018: the company's task now is to find a buyer for its local assets and wholly-owned subsidiary. (Photo by Yuichi Nitta)

Nicholas Farrelly and Alice Dawkins are part of the analytical team at Lydekker, an Australian consultancy specializing in Asia-focused strategy problems.

From 2011 onward, market entry specialists made merry in Myanmar, with round after round of investors calling to explore opportunities in what was, until the COVID-19 pandemic and the Feb. 1 military takeover, one of Asia's most enticing high-growth stories.

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