The UK is the fifth largest investor in Burma – a country emerging from decades of dictatorship. With the lifting of US and EU sanctions, a pro-Western government elected in March, and the launching of the country’s first ever Stock Exchange – does Burma represent an opportunity or a threat for investors in Scotland?
On April 28th 2016, the Asia Scotland Institute will explore both the economic, and the political situation in Burma – and its appeal and relevance to professionals in Scotland. The afternoon event in Edinburgh will involve Keith Win, director of the Myanmar Britain Business Association and Peter Popham, South Asia correspondent for The Independent, one of the first journalists to interview Aung San Suu Kyi after her release from detention in 2002.
Peter, author of the best-selling biography of Suu Kyi, The Lady and the Peacock, has just published The Lady and the Generals, describing Burma’s five transformative years since her release from house arrest, culminating in November’s landslide election victory for the National League for Democracy. Copies will be on sale at the event.