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By Sean Turnell

This publication tells the tale of Burma's economic system - of its banks, moneylenders and 'microfinanciers' - from colonial occasions to the current day. It argues that Burma's economic climate issues, and that the cautious examine of the program can let us know whatever extra common approximately Burma - no longer least approximately how the richest nation in Southeast Asia on the sunrise of the 20 th century, turned the poorest on the sunrise of the twenty-first. whereas monetary platforms and associations topic in all international locations, Turnell argues that they particularly count number in Burma as occasions within the monetary and financial sphere were surprisingly, spectacularly, fashionable in Burma's turbulent smooth historical past. the tale of Burma's economy and its avid gamers is one who has formed the rustic. it's a dramatic tale of curiosity past the confines of economics and improvement reports.

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