Manulife Financial Corporation, Canada’s largest insurance company, has made a return to Myanmar by opening a representative office in Yangon, following a 70-years absence. The company, which operates in 11 Asian markets, entered Myanmar in 1903 and left in 1942 as the onset of the Second World War took its toll on companies in the East. Manulife joins international life insurers such as MetLife Inc in Myanmar, as reforms led by the government have contributed to a growing economy and made the country a more attractive destination to do business. According to the Boston Consulting Group, Myanmar’s middle-income earners are set to double by 2020. Toronto-based Manulife manages a total of US$ 584 billion in assets.