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Myanmar Crisis

Foreign companies in Myanmar struggle with shortage of dollars

Military government blamed for fickle foreign currency control policy

Automobiles queue up at a gas station in Yangon, Myanmar.

BANGKOK -- International companies in Myanmar are struggling from a growing shortage of U.S. dollars, with erratic foreign currency controls by the military government exacerbating the situation and putting business continuity at risk.

"The unavailability of foreign currencies is our biggest problem," said a local executive of a Japanese trading house operating in Myanmar.

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