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Members of the media visit a village in northern Rakhine State on a government-organized visit on Aug. 30. (Photo by Thurein Hla Htway)

Rakhine crisis blights Myanmar economic outlook

Looming 'humanitarian catastrophe' dampens international relations, business sentiment

By GWEN ROBINSON, Chief editor and YUICHI NITTA, Nikkei staff writer | Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos

BANGKOK/YANGON -- In the shiny new shopping malls and trendy restaurants of Myanmar's commercial hub of Yangon there is no sense of the fear and mayhem gripping the country's western Rakhine state.

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