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    Smuggled motorcycles fuel a burgeoning black market

    Spectrum, Published on 06/01/2013

    » Unlike most Southeast Asian cities, Myanmar's former capital of Yangon is remarkably free of whining motorcycles and scooters _ thanks to a gang of thugs and a high-profile case of road rage. The ban was introduced a decade ago when a motorcycle gang known as the Scorpions, made up of young men from families of the elite and which had affiliations with the grandsons of the late dictator Ne Win, ventured near the motor convoy of Vice-Senior General Maung Aye in Yangon.

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    Still room to grow after a bumper year for industry

    Spectrum, Published on 06/01/2013

    » Bangkok is far and away the country's main property destination, and the majority of developers remain focused on the capital. As it has been for the past few years, the condominium market continues to be the most active sector, driven by changing demographics and the spread of mass transit. The other interesting sector is retail, which has changed a lot in the past five to six years due to the proliferation of community malls.

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    You say you've got a resolution? We'd all love to see the plan

    Spectrum, Andrew Wood, Published on 06/01/2013

    » Did I just hear a "pop"? Did your bubble just burst? have you already reverted to old habits? New Year resolutions are often sources of fun among family, friends and colleagues. Seeing who can make a resolution last the longest can be positive, friendly competition.

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    PROPERTY IN THAILAND: PART 18 The scoop on yellow books

    Spectrum, Published on 06/01/2013

    » Last week we talked about the function of a blue book (tor ror 14) for a house. You may know a foreigner who has a yellow book (tor ror 13) for his or her house. What is the purpose of this?

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