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Kyat stabilises after CBM pumps US$4 million into economy

Kyat stabilises after CBM pumps US$4 million into economy

Myanmar

The dollar tapered against the kyat on August 16 after the Central Bank of Myanmar (CBM) sold a record US$4 million to local private banks. That helped ground the exchange rate, which is up by around 10 percent since May.
The Myanmar Times, 3 hours ago

Predicted: People and Culture

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A restaurant which Carson would have approved

A restaurant which Carson would have approved

Myanmar

The Yangon Restaurant has a service so impeccable that even Carson the butler would not have disapproved.
The Myanmar Times, 2 days ago

Predicted: People and Culture

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Letter: to-do list for tourism is only a start

Letter: to-do list for tourism is only a start

Myanmar

Dear Sir or Madam, In your article “Fixing the tourism industry” published on August 10, you aptly highlighted that the challenges facing Myanmar’s tourism industry are not limited to the bad press the country has received owing to Rakhine State.  Arrival numbers were already slumping as the reputation of the country as overpriced and difficult to travel around grew. 
The Myanmar Times, 5 days ago

Predicted: People and Culture

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Thailand wants Myanmar workers for its fishery sector

Thailand wants Myanmar workers for its fishery sector

Myanmar

The Thai government has discussed with Myanmar for hiring labourers for its fishery sector in order to address the current shortage.
The Myanmar Times, 6 days ago

Predicted: Politics

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To the letter

To the letter

Myanmar

The ordinary life of a dutiful postman.
The Myanmar Times, 7 days ago

Predicted: Entertainment

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Govt approves UN staff trip to Rakhine

Govt approves UN staff trip to Rakhine

Myanmar

The government has approved the travel of staff of UN agencies who would conduct preliminary assessments in some 23 villages in northern Rakhine in order to activate the Memorandum of Understanding between the government, the United Nations High |Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement on Thursday.
The Myanmar Times, 8 days ago

Predicted: Politics

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Budget deficit reaches record high, yet SOE money remains untouched

Budget deficit reaches record high, yet SOE money remains untouched

Myanmar

The government’s budget deficit in the upcoming 2018-19 fiscal year has reached the highest over the last seven years. Economists said this record-breaking deficit needs to be addressed, together with a range of other issues, such as the inflation rate, the Kyat’s depreciation and the slowing down of economic growth. Otherwise, the population will feel the squeeze.
The Myanmar Times, 9 days ago

Predicted: Politics

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Experts conduct structural survey of Bagan pagodas

Experts conduct structural survey of Bagan pagodas

Myanmar

A team of experts have recently conducted study on the structural strength of pagodas in Bagan to help authorities decide, which of the structures could be opened to the tourists, U Aung Aung Kyaw, director of Bagan Archeology Department told The Myanmar Times.
The Myanmar Times, 10 days ago

Predicted: Sports

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The 8888 Uprising: An unfinished revolution

The 8888 Uprising: An unfinished revolution

Myanmar

A quarrel at a tea shop in Yangon city triggered off a nationwide popular pro-democracy movement that spread throughout the country that came to be known as the 8888 Uprising, with protesters cutting across all the social classes of the Myanmar society.
The Myanmar Times, 11 days ago

Predicted: People and Culture

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The nightmare of crossing the streets of Yangon

The nightmare of crossing the streets of Yangon

Myanmar

Sometimes, you have to run fast before cars heading towards you at full speed slices you into half.
The Myanmar Times, 11 days ago

Predicted: Local

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