After 50 years of isolation under military rule, the country's economy has been slowly opening up in the past few years. That may pick up pace now that Aung San Suu Kyi's party has won the election. But investors remain sceptical.
Intellectual property (IP) is back in focus after US President Trump asked his trade office to look into the issue of China allegedly stealing American technology and IP, and eroding US firms' competitive edge.
When India and Pakistan became independent 70 years ago, they were at the same level of development, with both equally poor and wretched. But the economic gap between them is growing.
Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has denied accusations of ethnic cleansing against the Muslim minority Rohingya communities. Suu Kyi said it was "too strong an expression" for what was happening.
The party of Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has won a string of seats in the country's by-elections. The vote was held to select MPs for parliament's upper houses and some state assemblies.
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