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Myanmar: The “Resource Curse’s” Next Victim?

A Burmese man unloads tomatoes from a small boat along the Irrawaddy river banks. Some analysts worry about the consequences of a gluttony of foreign investment in Myanmar.

May 16, 2012

A Burmese man unloads tomatoes from a small boat along the Irrawaddy river banks. Some analysts worry about the consequences of a gluttony of foreign investment in Myanmar.
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The dramatic political reforms underway in Myanmar have lead to readmission of the one-time pariah into the international community, and the suspension of sanctions by Western governments such as the European Union and Canada. The result is an inundation of foreign investment, which brings with it both opportunity and cause for concern.

There is a wealth of new material being published on Myanmar’s once opaque economy. Here are some of the best pieces:

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