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In Myanmar, cash is very much still king

But change is in the air with the creeping advance of foreign banks and the mushrooming of automated teller machines

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IT WAS one of the strangest experiences of my recent holiday in Yangon, Myanmar - I found myself kneeling on the floor, helping my local friend to run stacks of Burmese kyat through a currency counter to ensure that it amounted to the right payment of 50 million kyat (S$64,000).

My friend