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There are perils aplenty for prospective investors, but after nearly half a century of isolation under a harsh military junta, Burma, now known as Myanmar, has suddenly become one of the hottest/coolest places to be on the planet.
John Baird, Canada’s foreign minister, visited in March. Canada’s top salesman, International Trade Minister Ed Fast, was there soon after that.
U.S. President Barack Obama came calling last week. A Canadian trade commissioner will be on the ground early in the New Year. There are rumours Prime Minister Stephen Harper might visit in June when Canada opens a new embassy.
The buzz generated by modest political reforms and the release from house arrest of Aung San Suu Kyi, the much-admired opposition leader, is easy to spot at Rangoon airport — where there are a dozen or more new daily flights from neighbouring countries and non-stop flights from Qatar and Germany — and…
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