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Myanmar approves over $4bn FDI in first half of current fiscal

He said at a recent press conference the government had approved 129 foreign enterprises to invest $3.5 billion under laws governing home-grown and foreign investment, and allowed $214.08 million of foreign investment in Thilawa under the Special Economic Zone Law. It also allowed nearly $600 million in capital expansion by …

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Nitty-gritty of health care policy focus of 2-day hearing

The nitty-gritty of health care policy will be on the table when the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission hosts its annual health care cost trends hearing in Boston. Organizers describe the two-day hearing Monday and Tuesday as a public event during which policymakers and researchers meet to discuss challenges and opportunities …

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Investors wooed via charter change, other measures

Constitutional amendments and other measures are being implemented to liberalize the entry of foreign businesses, a Cabinet official told prospective investors last week. “President [Rodrigo] Duterte has committed to open up our economy,” the Finance department quoted Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez 3rd as saying at a business forum in Tokyo …

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Bangladesh: A Sinking Country with a Growing Economy

Bangladesh, a small country with vast amounts of low-lying land, is expected to force millions of its inhabitants to relocate due to rising sea levels. One of Bangladesh’s biggest domestic industries, agriculture (which contributes 16% to GDP) is therefore expected to experience the worst effects of this population shift. But will this …

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