According to this white paper from Kroll Advisory Solutions
and Baker & McKenzie
, investing in Myanmar is risky but the potential is too great to ignore. And Myanmar does what it can to be lucrative for foreign investment with new and proposed legislations, for example laws on currency exchange and lowering taxes on foreign trade.
Although the environment appears positive and investor interest remains high, this paper highlights that there remains a number of significant risk factors and potential contradictions that may cause problems in the future which investors should properly understand before taking the leap.
Five Key Challenges:
- The power of the military
- The ethnic dynamics of the country
- Corruption – a clear and present danger
- The contentious issue of land rights
- Safety and security