Burma’s lending and savings rates are among the highest in the world, but now the Central Bank is weighing up the pros and cons of bringing them in line with international standards.
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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton signs a partial waiver of restrictions imposed under the Trafficking Victims Protection Act
Thai-backed venture in southeastern region would be Burma’s first sustainable energy project, but majority of produce destined for Thailand
International lenders get the nod from Hillary Clinton to return to Burma after a two-decade absence as reward for reforms
Wall Street venture capitalists, European development agencies and Burma’s rulers share one belief in common: that the country’s war zones are virgin but strategic lands that must be penetrated
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Dr Maung Zarni is a visiting fellow at the London School of Economics (LSE). He is also an activist, commentator and writer, having founded the Free Burma Coalition in the United States in[…]
Any talk of dialogue between Burma’s government and the opposition must be contrasted with a lengthy record of eliminating any threat to its grip on power
SE Asian ministers to discuss threat of unstable capital attracted by a region that has fared better than most in the global financial crisis
More than a third of Burma’s population at risk of flooding as the ADB paints an alarming picture of the future of a transient region
China’s hoarding of fuels and attempts to diversify its energy means could cause prices to soar in Burma and much of the world
Analyst brands Burma a ‘semi-criminal economy’ as citizens’ increasing distrust of banks pushes them to horde gold in homes
Asian Development Bank report paints rosy picture of economic health in Asia, but analysts warn that Burma may well remain at the bottom of the pile
Once-billed ‘ricebowl of Asia’ records significant fall in rice exports for first half of 2010 as traders rue healthy stocks but administrative delays