Cambodia, Laos, And Myanmar: Opportunities In Hidden Markets

Published 31 March 2014

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Cambodia, Laos, And Myanmar: Opportunities In Hidden Markets
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Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar will offer substantial opportunities for investors over the coming decade, as their economies grow rapidly and become more integrated with the world economy. These three countries remain tiny relative to the global, or even the regional economy, but with corporates and investors increasingly looking to fast-growing frontier markets for growth, they will present promising opportunities across a wide array of sectors including mining, oil and gas, banking, textiles, tourism, and agribusiness. We elaborate on these in this special Report.

Business Monitor International (BMI) has just published a Special Report, Cambodia, Laos, And Myanmar: Opportunities In Hidden Markets outlining the economic and commercial opportunities in Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar. The Report focuses on the long-term economic and political outlooks, as well as main sectors within the economy. Specifically addressed are growth opportunities in sectors such as infrastructure, agribusiness, banking, oil and gas, mining, tourism and garments and textiles.

Key topics evaluated include:

  • What are the demographic trends for these economies?
  • What are the long-term growth drivers of these three economies?
  • Will the political outlook remain stable given the large socio-economic transformations ahead?
  • How will respective governments accommodate the growing demands made by a wealthier and more reform-minded population?
  • What sectors will provide the best opportunities for growth and investment?

BMI addresses the long-term economic outlooks for these three countries, which we expect will outperform their regional peers in terms of real GDP growth. The Report also considers the political trajectory of the three countries. All of them have some form of de facto or de jure one-party rule, which is often positive for political continuity and policy certainty, but raises questions over the inclusiveness of the political process, as well as the risks to foreign investors of political upheaval. Furthermore, those taking the Report also receive an in-depth look at the opportunities and challenges in some of the most important sectors of the economy.

The Report draws upon BMI’s expertise to provide maximum integration of our country risk and industry analysis with integrated, forward looking, and independent views. It benefits from BMI’s 30 years of experience to critically evaluate the economic and commercial opportunities in Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar, helping you assess the role it could play in your company’s growth strategy for 2014 and beyond.