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Myanmar outlines monetary development plan

Myanmar has outlined a master plan for monetary development to be implemented with the assistance of the World Bank.

Under the master plan, arrangement has been made to enact Foreign Exchange Management Law soon, Minister of Finance and Revenue U Hla Tun told a meeting held at the Central Bank of Myanmar.

The government will allow local private banks to set up joint- venture banks with foreign counterparts that have opened branches in Myanmar, he said, adding that committees have also been formed for development of capital market and plan is also underway to promulgate securities dealing bill soon.

He expected that stock exchange will be launched in 2015 according to the capital market development roadmap, anticipating that people will be able to benefit from the capital market if it makes success.

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