The surprise decision to fix the rate of the kyat has harmed the competitiveness of Myanmar’s rice exports, traders say, and orders from abroad are already beginning to decline.
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Unique customs are resolving old disputes in the Naga Self-Administered Zone, where the brutal legacies of colonialism, world war and neglect under military rule have left residents eager for development but determined to preserve traditions.
Myanmar hit back at a report by UN investigators calling for tougher sanctions against the country's powerful military to squeeze its business empire.