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Myanmar abuzz over ending of US sanctions

Residents seek US brands; politicians and business people herald a new era of transparency and trade

The Yangon river port seen beyond a main road in Yangon. Key Myanmar business players say the end of sanctions would usher in new investment and help the country rise from decades of poverty.


MYANMAR cheered a US promise to end sanctions on Thursday, with residents in its commercial capital clamouring for American brands while politicians and business moguls heralded a new era of transparency and trade.

US President Barack Obama vowed to scrap the trade limits