Investors and diplomats have told Reuters they privately urged Suu Kyi to make more sweeping changes to her economic team.
Aung San Suu Kyi promises a clearer legal framework and opportunities in untapped economic sectors in a bid to attract investors after the lifting of US sanctions.
Foreign investment in Burma has dropped to US$380 million during the first four months of the current fiscal year, down from $2.6 billion during the same period last year.
Burma’s business community is eagerly awaiting an announcement this week from the ruling National League for Democracy about its economic policies.
Existing foreign investors may find their local partner facing closer scrutiny, while new investors have to consider how their potential partners attained their level of wealth.
Kavi Chongkittavorn speaks to DVB about the challenges and opportunities that Burma faces as chair of ASEAN.