Revisiting country risk for Myanmar
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**Will it be boom or bust for companies investing in a newly democratic Myanmar? ** After Myanmar’s 2015 elections, the international credit rating agency, Moody’s, initially issued a very positive response to the results, describing the National League for Democracy landslide as “credit positive”.
This judgment is consistent with the generally favourable response to the election outcome, which seemed to confirm the overall popularity of the NLD and its leader Aung San Suu Kyi. But is it more complicated than this? What is really known about the NLD’s likely policies and attitudes to defining and shaping the country, and what is known about their experience and likely competence in handling the complexity and pressures of governing?
Read Revisiting country risk for Myanmar by Trevor Wilson, published in New Mandala.