Lenders say they have been forced to turn to unlicensed brokers for scarce dollars to keep the wheels of trade turning.
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As the Burmese kyat loses value, more and more customers have been withdrawing their savings.
Burmese finance analysts have predicted that the US dollar will continue to strengthen against the kyat until the end of the year, state media reports.
As Burmese kyat falls, the Central Bank of Myanmar warns foreign currency exchange operators to sell foreign bank notes only within official rates.
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