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Forget FTSE Think Yangon

Myanmar opened its new stock exchange – the Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX) on December 9, 2015. However, despite a grand opening and a reported $24 million investment, it will not be operational until February 2016 at the earliest. Thee YSX was founded by the state-owned Myanmar Economic Bank, Daiwa Securities and the Japan Exchange Group,

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Myanmar Marine Life, Swimming Against the Tide

In September 2015 a rare baby Irrawaddy River Dolphin was spotted in a protected area of the river between Mandalay and Kyaukmyaug. This sighting precipitated the Myanmar Wildlife Conservation Society’s annual survey of the Irrawaddy River dolphin beginning on February 5. The sighting of the new baby dolphin is important in the light of the