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Myanmar Crisis

Myanmar coup forces 13% of companies to halt business: poll

Two months of political upheaval dealt a heavier blow than a year of pandemic

Anti-coup protesters in Yangon flash the three-finger salute of defiance and chant slogans while carrying banners.   © AP

BANGKOK -- Nearly 13% of companies in Myanmar have ceased all activities there since the Feb. 1 military coup, according to a survey out Thursday, highlighting the heavy toll of political turmoil on the economy.

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