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Myanmar lights
As sanctions subside, a broken nation revels in the limelight and seeks to cash in.

YANGON — In a dimly lit ballroom, Myanmar’s investment czar gushes to a congregation of foreign investors about his nation’s dazzling future. Each paid $1,500 to hear the government’s big pitch: Long an economic basket case, Myanmar is now an investment gold mine.

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With the former junta state open to economic reform, companies around the globe have been eyeing for a piece of the pie.
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