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Myanmar and Thailand’s chambers of commerce have held discussions in the Mae Sot Thailand-Myanmar border town to draw up a joint master plan to develop special economic zones in both countries, according to The Nation.

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A file photo dated 09 November 2007 showing an oil worker under an oil well as he checks the oil pumping equipment at Gudong oil field which is a part of China's Shengli oil field, 09 November 2007.Photo: EPA/WU HONG

Singapore (AFP) - Oil prices bounced from multi-month lows in Asia on October 9, lifted by an equities rally and a weaker dollar as minutes from the US Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting indicate it may keep interest rates at record lows longer than expected.

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Myanmar rice exporters are set to resume maritime trade that was suspended during the rainy season, according to the Myanmar Rice Federation Joint Secretary Dr. Soe Tun October 9.

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Gem traders in Mandalay say they will submit a petition to the watchdog that controls the sale of the Myanmar’s gems, demanding they tighten their watch on foreign investors who they allege create false identities to buy precious stones at markets designed exclusively for local traders.

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Arrangements are being made to boost the export of mung beans to European countries, according to bean merchants.

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By 2030, nearly 100 million tons of goods will be transported across Myanmar’s internal road, river and shipping networks, up from about 25 million tons in 2013, says the Ministry of Construction’s ‘Transport Network Master Plan’.