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Myanmar's coming elections spell r-i-s-k for investors

Workers take down a sign heralding a big development after the project was cancelled due to its proximity to a revered pagoda. (Photo by Steve Tickner)

YANGON -- The lead-up to Myanmar's general election, scheduled for Nov. 8, has ushered in new political uncertainties, and the electoral results could stall the country's democratic transition after decades of military rule.

     Rapid economic reforms since a quasi-civilian government came to power in 2011 have led to dramatic economic growth, spurred by the liberalization of the private sector and new opportunities for foreign investment.

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