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World Bank Says Myanmar’s Economic Outlook is ‘Critically Weak’
January 27, 2022

World Bank Says Myanmar’s Economic Outlook is ‘Critically Weak’

By Sebastian Strangio
The Bank estimates that Myanmar's economy is 30 percent smaller than it would have been were it not for the coup and the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Human Cost of Myanmar’s Coup Continues to Mount
December 01, 2021

The Human Cost of Myanmar’s Coup Continues to Mount

By Sebastian Strangio
A new survey from UNDP reveals the impact of the coup on everyday life in Myanmar, and the desperate steps people are taking to survive.

Myanmar’s Missing Millions
November 03, 2021

Myanmar’s Missing Millions

By Anrike Visser
Millions of dollars in pandemic relief funding from the IMF have gone missing under the military regime, even while Myanmar battles a surge of COVID-19 cases.

Telenor in Myanmar: Norway’s Human Rights Reputation Is On the Line
October 25, 2021

Telenor in Myanmar: Norway’s Human Rights Reputation Is On the Line

By Aung Myo Min
The Norwegian firm took a principled stance to Myanmar's coup. The same can't be said for its exit from the country.

Myanmar Junta Asks Telenor Executives Not to Leave the Country
October 21, 2021

Myanmar Junta Asks Telenor Executives Not to Leave the Country

By Sebastian Strangio
The Norwegian telecoms firm is awaiting regulatory approval for the sale of its Myanmar operation.
Investors Spooked by Myanmar Crisis as Economy Braces for Free Fall
October 20, 2021

Investors Spooked by Myanmar Crisis as Economy Braces for Free Fall

By Dominic Oo and John Liu
The February coup has rapidly unwound a decade of economic progress, while foreign investors are headed for the exits.

Myanmar’s People Facing ‘Severe Crisis’: UN Official
October 01, 2021

Myanmar’s People Facing ‘Severe Crisis’: UN Official

By Sebastian Strangio
Eight months on from the military's seizure of power, the number of people in need of U.N. support has tripled.
Myanmar’s Currency Falls to All-Time Low Amid Post-Coup Turmoil
September 20, 2021

Myanmar’s Currency Falls to All-Time Low Amid Post-Coup Turmoil

By Sebastian Strangio
Booming demand and limited supply of U.S. dollars have seen the kyat steadily lose value.

Myanmar Hemorrhages Jobs Due to Coup Crisis, COVID-19
July 22, 2021

Myanmar Hemorrhages Jobs Due to Coup Crisis, COVID-19

By Sebastian Strangio
The International Labor Organization reports “a continuous deterioration in labor market conditions since the military takeover.”

Myanmar’s Unfolding Banking Crisis
May 20, 2021

Myanmar’s Unfolding Banking Crisis

By Arul Kurian
The banking crisis has been the most striking illustration of the economic challenges facing the military junta.

The ‘Mafia’ and Civil War in Myanmar
May 17, 2021

The ‘Mafia’ and Civil War in Myanmar

By Luke Hunt
A conversation with security-risk consultant Ross Milosevic.
Myanmar Coup Forced Sharp Downturn in Business: Report
May 07, 2021

Myanmar Coup Forced Sharp Downturn in Business: Report

By Sebastian Strangio
The first two months of the crisis wrought more damage to Myanmar's economy than a year of COVID-19.

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