Pages

55 pages

Published

July 2017

Update frequency

On a semi-annual basis

Format

PDF, Horizontal, Screen friendly

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TABLE OF CONTENT


Comprehensive View On The Economy

1.      Economic structure

Part of the country’s economic profile, economic structure section gives readers useful views to understand what matters for the Myanmar’s economy.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What is the size of the Myanmar’s economy in relation to world’s major economies?
  • What is the size of Myanmar’s population?
  • What is the demographic structure of Myanmar? Is it favorable for economic growth?
  • How has the structure of Myanmar’s GDP changed over the years?
  • How much does the Myanmar’s economy rely on external trade?
  • Which sectors matter most to the economy?
  • How does economic freedom in Myanmar compare to others?

2.      Competitiveness

Part of the country’s economic profile, this section explores Myanmar’s competitiveness in the global level. It also covers the country’s attractiveness to foreign direct investment.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • Which stage of economic development is the Myanmar’s economy in?
  • How is the average wage in Myanmar compared to others in the region?
  • How has the labor productivity in Myanmar changed over the years and in relation with comparable countries?
  • How competitive is Myanmar?
  • How are Myanmar’s competitive factors compared to those of other ASEAN countries?
  • Is it easy to do business in Myanmar?
  • What are most problematic factors in doing business in Myanmar?
  • How good is Myanmar in attracting Foreign Direct Investment?

3.      Economic development

Part of the country’s economic profile, this section explores Myanmar’s economic development, average income and its distribution, poverty as well as other development indicators.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What is the level of income for an average person in Myanmar?
  • Is there still a lot of poor people in Myanmar? How does it compare to others in ASEAN?
  • Is unemployment the issue for Myanmar?
  • How is income distributed in Myanmar and how does it compare to others in ASEAN?
  • What is the current level of human development in Myanmar?
  • How has quality of life in Myanmar changed over the years?

4.      Economic growth

Part of the country’s economic outlook, this section explores Myanmar’s recent economic growth, its key drivers and well as the growth outlook for the coming years.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What has been the growth rate of Myanmar’s economy over the past 10 years and how does it compare with others?
  • What were the key growth drivers for the Myanmar’s economy in the last year?
  • What were the source of growth for Myanmar’s economy in the last 5 years?
  • What is the growth outlook for Myanmar’s economy over the next 3 years and how does it compare with others?

5.      Economic stability (Macro risks)

Part of the country’s economic outlook, this section explores Myanmar’s macro-economic risks, including inflation, financial sector, budget deficit as well as balance of payment and exchange rate.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What is the risk of inflation in Myanmar and how does it compare with others?
  • What is the fiscal risk in Myanmar?
  • What is the likelihood of raising tax?
  • What is the balance of payment risk for Myanmar?
  • How good is the country in getting foreign exchange by the mean of commerce?
  • Does Myanmar have enough international reserves to service its debt and for import?
  • What is the FX risk?
  • How has the MMK performed compared to other ASEAN currencies?

Appendix 1: Key Economic Projections 2016-2022

From IMF’s World Economic Outlook Report April 2017.

  • GDP growth
  • Inflation
  • Population
  • Unemployment rate
  • Government budget and debt
  • Current account

Appendix 2: DOING BUSINESS 2017

Detailed rankings and scores for Myanmar and comparable economies.

  • Starting a business
  • Dealing with construction permits
  • Getting electricity
  • Registering property
  • Getting credit
  • Protecting Minority Investors
  • Paying taxes
  • Trading across borders
  • Enforcing contracts
  • Resolving Insolvency