|Title:|| ||Flying High
|Date of publication:|| ||September 2003|
|Description/subject:|| ||"There’s confidence in the air over Burma as a new airline prepares to take off...
When a relatively unknown investment group came forward on April 1 with plans for another airline for Burma, some dismissed the announcement as an April Fool’s prank. With all the cards already stacked against Burma’s economy and turbulent aviation industry—in the form of tourism boycotts and tightened economic sanctions—who would be brave, or foolish, enough to bank on a brand new airline?
The answer is Edward Tan, Chief Executive of Hong Kong-based Sunshine Strategic Investments, and a conglomerate of Sino-Burmese investors. The group is keen to give the Burmese people what Tan describes as "a better airline with better management."..."|
|Author/creator:|| ||Anthony Faraday and Naw Seng|
|Source/publisher:|| ||"The Irrawaddy", Vol. 11. No. 7|
|Date of entry/update:|| ||06 November 2003|
|Title:|| ||Singapore Shrug
|Date of publication:|| ||August 2002|
|Description/subject:|| ||"...Singaporeï¿½s economic relationship with Burma went through a honeymoon period that lasted through the mid-1990s, and ended about the time Burma joined the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) in July 1997ï¿½roughly coinciding with the start of a financial crisis that afflicted most of the region.
Since then, Singaporeï¿½s enthusiasm for one of the regionï¿½s last investment frontiers has cooled dramatically. And to date, there has been little to indicate that Singaporean corporations are preparing for an equally dramatic reentry into Burmaï¿½s troubled economy..."|
|Author/creator:|| ||Neil Lawrence|
|Source/publisher:|| ||"The Irrawaddy" Vol 10. No. 6, July-August 2002|
|Date of entry/update:|| ||03 June 2003|