BUSINESS—Burma set to export 60,000 tons of rice to Africa

Burma will export 60,000 tons of rice to Africa in October, announced Soe Tun, joint-secretary of the Myanmar Rice Federation. Entry into the African market was announced after Burmese rice exports to China, through the border checkpoints, were halted due to a security crackdown. Meanwhile, China’s agriculture minister and Burmese exporters are engaged in discussions aimed at resolving the impasse.