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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Drug abuse is emerging as a serious problem at universities in Yangon and police say there’s increasing evidence that some students are among the dealers.
A loosening of regulations under the former government has encouraged banks to expand rapidly and diversify their offerings.
Myanmar’s most notorious Buddhist nationalist group has finished the week chastened after an extraordinary public rebuke from government, military and religious leaders.