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Myanmar's banks at a cash and credit crossroad

The investment case for Myanmar is well known: the resources, the population and the convenient neighbours. What about the reality of banking on the ground? Banks may be growing fast, but they face challenges ranging from an absence of mortgages to changing rules and a national obsession with cash.

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Employees count and pack money inside a bank in Yangon November 14, 2013. REUTERS/Minzayar (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT) - RTX15DLS
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It is a busy day in the Kamayut branch of KBZ Bank in Yangon.

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