The United States received its first commercial-scale imports of coffee from Burma in over 15 years this month as part of a US government programme to help farmers in the once-isolated Southeast Asian economy.
This week’s business news: rice exports suspended; foreign firms bid for gas venture; first Malaysian bank opens; Japan pledges to Rangoon rail project.
Burma’s vast bamboo forests have great potential to produce a sustainable crop that could be sold worldwide, according to a group of environmentalists.
Bullet Points: bringing you today’s news with Helen Regan.
DVB Debate discusses the effects the ban on raw timber exports will have on the timber industry and how effective it will be in tackling deforestation.