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Myanmar Crisis

Myanmar's brewing currency crisis causes consumer prices to soar

Import-dependent economy sees kyat drop 14% against dollar as gasoline rises 20%

Protesters walk through a market with images of ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi in Yangon on April 8.   © AP

BANGKOK -- Myanmar's currency has been depreciating since the Feb. 1 coup, considerably increasing the prices of imported goods.

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