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New-look Burma could boost firms

In Burma reforms under way have prompted Western governments to lift some sanctions.

And the World Bank says it is looking for ways to re-engage with the country.

The European Union has also made clear that further progress, including demonstrably clean by-elections in April, could lead to a further easing of restrictions.

The change in mood has encouraged a wave of investor interest with both local businesses, which are looking to expand, and foreign companies eyeing new opportunities.

The BBC's Rachel Harvey reports.