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Singapore tops FDI in Myanmar in past four months

Eight Singapore-listed enterprises brought in large investments of US$1.086 billion into Myanmar in the past four months (April-July) of the current financial year 2022-2023, the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration’s statistics showed. Singapore companies mainly put investments into urban development, real estate, power and manufacturing sectors.

Hong Kong SAR stood as the second-largest investor this FY with an estimated capital of over $64 million pumped by five projects. China is ranked third in the investment line-up with more than $55.7 million.
One enterprise each from Belize and Japan also made investments in the past four months respectively. The existing enterprises from China Taipei, China, Hong Kong SAR, the Republic of Korea, India and Thailand also increased investments.

Myanmar Investment Commission gave green light to 29 foreign projects, with an estimated capital of $1.22 billion during the April-July period, DICA’s statistics indicated. Those enterprises are to execute in manufacturing, power, real estate and service sectors respectively. Myanmar has drawn foreign direct investment of more than $647.127 million from 49 enterprises in the past mini-budget period (October 2021-March 2022), according to the statistics released by the DICA.

Singapore stood as the largest foreign investor in Myanmar in the previous years, pulling in the FDI of $1.85 billion in the FY2019-2020, $2.4 billion in the FY2018-2019, $724.4 million in the mini-budget period (April-September, 2018), $2.16 billion in the 2017-2018FY, $3.8 billion in the 2016-2017FY, $4.25 billion in the 2015-2016 FY, $4.29 billion in the 2014-2015FY, $2.3 billion in the 2013-2014FY and $418 million in the 2012-2013FY respectively. Additionally, Singapore emerged as the second largest foreign investor in the Thilawa Special Economic Zone, after a top investor Japan.

Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar

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