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Is Myanmar on track for an economic boom?

A woman looks out from the window as she travels in a train in Yangon, Myanmar, on May 17, 2012.
A woman looks out from the window as she travels in a train in Yangon, Myanmar, on May 17, 2012.Soe Than Win / AFP - Getty Images

The International Monetary Fund says that Myanmar could be Asia's next boom economy if the country sticks to its new path of political and economic reforms, Agence France Presse reports.

Foreign Minister Wunna Maung Lwin meets U.S. officials on Thursday, stoking expectation the United States might announce a further lifting or suspension of sanctions that would be crucial to opening its long-isolated economy.

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