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Can Democratic Myanmar Maintain the Boom?

November 10th, 2015

Episode 388 of 836 episodes

We look at the historic elections in Myanmar (formerly Burma) and at the predicted victory for Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition NLD movement. How might this affect the enormous and growing potential of the economy? We get the thoughts of Burmese-born businessman, Keith Win, founder of the British-Burmese Trade Association. Also in the programme, we look at the fallout of the latest damning report from the World Anti-Doping Agency. It calls for Russia's suspension from the sport, after detailing a wide-ranging cover-up of alleged doping of the country's athletes. But how would a ban against such a powerful country affect athletics' global reputation and pulling power? We get the thoughts of the BBC's sports news reporter, Richard Conway. Also, we hear from the Philippines - where Fergus Nicoll has been counting the cost of a devastating typhoon season there on local agriculture and looking at the implications for the Paris Climate Summit. (A supporter of Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi looks on during a campaign rally for the National League for Democracy in Yangon. Photo credit: ROMEO GACAD/AFP/Getty Images)

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