CB issues Reminder on Currency use but Dollar Shortage Remains Issue for Banks

​​ The Central Bank has reissued an instruction that the kyat should be used in all local transactions in an effort to help stabilise the exchange rate. But a senior official in the foreign exchange management department has said the regulator also wants to help route more foreign currency transactions through banks. The Central Bank […]

‘Free Education’ in Name Only, Parents Say of Some Rangoon Schools

RANGOON — As schools prepare to reopen their doors next month for the start of the academic year, some Rangoon parents say they are struggling to enroll their children at some of the city’s most well-known state schools, claiming practices that amount to bribe-taking and other impediments to access that have long-plagued Burma’s public education […]