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Thilawa Special Economic Zone, a Myanmar-Japanese joint venture on Yangon's outskirts, was developed under the previous Thein Sein administration as a centerpiece of Myanmar’s push to attract foreign investment. (Photo by Keiichiro Asahara)
The lady in question

Is foreign investment really stalling in Myanmar?

Signs of a slowdown under new government may be only half the story

STEVE GILMORE, Contributing writer | Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos

YANGON -- Foreign direct investment is crucial to Aung San Suu Kyi's plans to build a flourishing and dynamic economy in a country that has suffered decades of mismanagement. Myanmar's colossal infrastructure needs cannot be met without the help of international capital.

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