LFM News Service 1-18-19

Myanmar’s 2019 Economic Outlook
Despite Myanmar facing a significant economic downturn last year, government officials and business people alike have expressed positivity for the country’s economy in 2019, especially in regards to foreign investment and the local business environment. Read More

Myanmar’s bilateral trade with the US increases
Myanmar’s bilateral trade with the US in the first month of the 2018-2019 fiscal year topped US$63.6 million, an increase of $28.4 million, or 80.7 per cent, compared with the corresponding period of the 2017-2018FY, according to the Commerce Ministry, state media reported.  Read More

KNU Likely to Rejoin Formal Peace Talks
Myanmar government peace negotiators have said their latest round of informal talks with Karen National Union (KNU) leaders saw progression towards resuming formal peace negotiations which have been stalled since early November.  Read More

Burma’s Beleaguered Baptists
They drove hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims from their homeland from 2016 to 2017. Now many of the same Burmese troops that purged southwest Myanmar have moved north to another beleaguered religious and ethnic minority: the Christian Kachin.  Read More

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