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The art of taking action. Or not | Oliver Burkeman. When publishing a book in Britain or the US about eastern spiritual practices – meditation, yoga, reiki – there’s an unwritten rule as to the cover design: it must feature a lotus flower, pebble, clear sky, still lake or smiling statue. (You can generate titles by randomly combining those words, too: Smiling Pebble In A Clear Sky: The Art Of Meditation. Out now in all good bookshops!) These cliches reflect the widespread assumption that the traditions of south-east Asia are all about slowing down, looking inwards and cultivating calm: the things you do, in other words, when you’re desperate for a break from the pace of modern (implicitly, western) life. But for Gregg Krech, an expert on Japanese psychology, that’s only half the story. Look closely at such philosophies, he argues in a new book, The Art Of Taking Action, and you’ll find they’re full of practical advice for getting things done. Banking in Myanmar: Twinned with South Sudan.

Spot the gilded facade SPEND a few days in Yangon, and you can almost believe you are in a country with a functioning financial sector. ATMs, completely absent just a few years ago, now dot the city. Credit cards are increasingly (though still not widely) accepted. Outside the big cities, however, this façade falls away. What banks exist suffer from both restrictions of little prudential value and an antiquated financial system.

State banks are large, inefficient and uncompetitive (what dynamism exists in Myanmar’s banking sector has nearly all come from better capitalised and less restricted private banks). It was not always thus: before Myanmar’s military junta nationalised the banks in 1963, 14 foreign banks operated in the country—more than anywhere else in South-East Asia. That is a pity.

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