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Economic Boom on Thai-Myanmar Border Brings Hope

Thailand and Myanmar are working on big plans to boost trade and entice businesses to locate along their long land border. The influx of money is reshaping a region that has suffered from long-running ethnic conflicts. In western Thailand, where the Moei (Thaunggin) river marks the Myanmar border, economists estimate trade at this key border crossing reached more than a billion dollars last year. With Thailand’s economy stalling following last years coup, the ruling junta is focusing...

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