Now that the once-isolated Southeast Asian nation has officially become approachable by US investment, foreign businessmen plying name cards across Yangon and Naypyidaw bodes well for the success of reforms.
The Malaysian arm of Swiss food and beverage major Nestlé just celebrated 100 years of presence in the country. Its products have become household names in Malaysia. Inside Investor looked behind the curtains of this success.
Intellectual property laws are still weak throughout Southeast Asia, despite some countries stepping up measures for better protection of trademarks and patents. However, counterfeit goods seem to remain an ever-thriving industry.