Reforms in Myanmar have immediate implications for the region with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) calling it Asia's "next economic frontier." Although new opportunities exist, the country remains complex and evolving. Concern about the consequences of Myanmar’s increased connectivity with the world is understandable, given the country’s many years of isolation from the international community. Amid the wave of optimism sweeping Myanmar, doubts and concerns have been raised over whether the country is the easy gold mine many believe it to be. Others note that Myanmar’s reforms could be stalled by on-going ethnic conflict or conservative forces in the military.
• What should we make of Myanmar’s on-going economic reforms, and the prospects of a new foreign investment law?
• What are the key challenges for business in engaging the “new” Myanmar?
• What will be the effect of Myanmar’s changes on ASEAN and the region as a whole?