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The national currency is Kyat. Inflation averaged 30.1% between 2005 and 2007.

Trends in Myanmar’s HDI component indices 1980-2012

Exports include jade and gems, oil, natural gas and other mineral resources, wood products, fish, rice, clothing.

Under British administration, Burma was the second-wealthiest country in South-East Asia.

There are 101 universities, 12 institutes, 9 degree colleges and 24 colleges in Burma.

Myanmar (149th/186)

Foreign investments increased from US$300 million in 2009-10 to a US$20 billion in 2010-11 by about 667%

The $512 million loan will target banking services, leading to investments in road, energy and education.

The population below the povert line was recorded 26% in 2012. Unemployment is 37%.

Population of about 56 million.

The government spends from 0.5% to 3% of the country's GDP on health care-among the lowest in the world.

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