After 50 years of isolation under military rule, the country's economy has been slowly opening up in the past few years. That may pick up pace now that Aung San Suu Kyi's party has won the election. But investors remain sceptical.
Bob Geldof has returned his Freedom of the City of Dublin as a protest against Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who also holds the honor. The Irish singer labeled Suu Kyi a "handmaiden to genocide."
German economic growth in the third quarter has beaten analysts' expectations as stronger investment propelled GDP expansion in Europe's powerhouse. Some pundits see a risk of the economy overheating.
The crisis facing Myanmar's Rohingya shows no sign of abating. The US response has been muted, but Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is expected to press military leaders to end the violence in a meeting on Wednesday.
Indian PM Narendra Modi is visiting Myanmar at a tricky time when the country and its de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi are increasingly coming under sharp international criticism due to the plight of Rohingya Muslims.
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