Landmark Presidential Shift in Myanmar

Myanmar's first civilian leader in more than 50 years, Htin Kyaw, has been sworn in. We ask what the new president will do for businesses and the economy of Myanmar. Thiri Thant Mon is founder of investment firm Sandanila, which is seeking international investors for Myanmar, and Lex Rieffel is a Myanmar expert at the Brookings Institute in Washington. Also in the programme, the price of vanilla has doubled. We find out what it means for farmers in Madagascar from Charlie Thuiller, co-founder of high-end ice cream business Oppo. Plus we have the latest in our series of features marking the 25th anniversary of World Business Report. Editor Martin Webber looks back at some of the big business and economic stories in Africa over the last quarter century.

(Picture: Myanmar's president and vice-presidents are sworn in. Picture credit: AP.)

Release date:

Available now

27 minutes

Last on

Wed 30 Mar 2016 22:32 GMT

The World Business Report Review of the Year

Review of the year - 2014

A look back at the business stories that have shaped the world since 1990!

Britain and the EU - what next?

EU flag Brussels

Leading politicians and business experts debate the future for the UK and Europe

World Business Report at 25

World Business Report at 25

The peaks, troughs and financial mood swings from the last quarter century

Download the Podcast

Earphone

Listen to the latest editions of World Business Report