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Parthasarathi Shome: The just-emerging Asian economy

As Myanmar reforms, there is much it can learn from India

Myanmar is poised to enter the global economy with its mineral resources, fertile soil and potential for attracting foreign investment. It is perhaps also the last inhabited exotic destination boasting hotel lobbies with on-the-counter displays of rubies, sapphires, emeralds and other precious stones, reminiscent of one of this subcontinent’s tales from a bygone era — of Indians exiting Burma without any saving other than sachets of precious stones. In the recent past, with maintenance of cordial relations, Myanmar supplied India with the variety of lentils that only they grow ...