The delay of the much-anticipated reform comes as Suu Kyi faces criticism that she has neglected economic reforms.
Foreign direct investment in Burma during the fiscal year that ended in March totaled $9.4 billion for 217 projects, official data showed on Monday.
Foreign direct investment in the fiscal year ending in March grew to nearly $9 billion, after a rush of last-minute approvals.
Burma attracted US$8.01 billion in foreign direct investment in the last fiscal year, with oil and gas the leading sector.
The Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) has announced that Burma took in more than US$3.3 billion in foreign investment in the first five months of the 2014-15 fiscal year—over half the amount targeted by the MIC for the full year. Likewise in 2013-14, Burma exceeded its expected $4 billion foreign investment target by $1 billion.
Foreign investment and trade in Burma have grown significantly amid implementation of a private sector reform strategy introduced by the government after it assumed office three years ago, according to official data. Foreign investment in Burma has increased from US$40 billion in 2011 to over $46 billion today, while trade has risen from $18 billion …