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Myanmar power shortages hurt growth prospects

Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, is set to be named as the next chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

It's a big step for Myanmar as it opens up to the world at a breakneck pace.

There's huge interest from international investors but there hasn't been much real investment.

Poor infrastructure - in particular, the unreliable electricity supply is a big problem.

Our South East Asia correspondent Jonathan Head reports on how people and businesses are coping with constant power shortages.

Watch more reports on Asia Business Report's website.

  • 10 Oct 2013
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