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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Being displaced by conflict was bad enough, but now villagers in Kachin State are worried they will not be able to farm land when they eventually return home.
The peace process launched in 2011 has brought only escalating conflict in northern Shan State, where the situation is complicated by the number of ethnic armed groups.