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Deal-making excitement builds up in Myanmar

Newly open country poised for foreign investment takeoff with the easing of more US sanctions in May

Kirin Holdings Co of Japan bought 55 per cent of the country's largest beer producer, Myanmar Brewery (above), for US$560 million in August last year.


A SCORCHING May day in Myanmar calls for beers and loosened neck ties. At newly opened Harry's Bar in Yangon, investors talk opportunities over draft lagers, jalapeno steak sliders and fries.

Several private equity types and company executives are gathered around Jasmine...

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