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Myanmar Crisis

Farewell, Myanmar: Corporate exodus grows, from Europe to India

Japanese companies torn on whether to stay or go as economic growth stalls

Workers at the site of the Thilawa Special Economic Zone in 2015. The industrial park was built with Japanese development assistance, and about half the businesses operating there are Japanese-owned.   © Reuters

BANGKOK -- At German wholesaler Metro's warehouse outside of Yangon, the commercial capital of Myanmar, unmarked white trucks were parked in a line, stripped of their blue-and-yellow logos.

Cardboard boxes sat in piles inside the wholesaler's downtown showroom, which had already closed for business. "Friday will be our last delivery," a security guard at the warehouse said Thursday.

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