Salam sejahtera, cuba anda baca artikel dibawah ini. Negara Myanmar rata-rata rakyatnya orang susah jadi mereka telah menjadikan emas sebagai penyimpan kekayaan dan perlindungan mereka. Paling banyak pelanggan kedai emas ialah para peladang, petani dan penjual ikan.
Fahami artikel dan seterusnya ambillah tindakan. Saya rasa kebanyakan daripada kita ini adalah daripada kalangan lulusan institusi pengajian tinggi jadi tentu anda lebih bijak menilainya. Kesimpulannya di mana hendak mendapatkan emas anda?? Hubungi ejen-ejen Bijak Emas berhampiran anda.
Rob Bryan, 4:55,
Wednesday 29 September 2010
Housewives huddle over jewellery counters in Yangon
Chinatown, but fashion is not foremost on their minds. This is banking
On nearby Shwe Bontha Street, the heart of
the gold market since colonial times, Nyan Tun is more than just a
trader: he is an unofficial banker in the military-ruled country.
the major buyers are farmers. They will buy gold with a little bit of
extra money to sell before the next harvest," he said. "Second are the
housewives, who love to buy jewellery as savings."
economic crisis may have reignited suspicion of banks worldwide, but in
such distrust has long run deep and savers have no desire to put their
money into the backward banking system.
Not that people have much
to spare: decades of economic mismanagement by the country's rulers,
plus international boycotts and sanctions, have generated a population
struggling to get by and facing soaring consumer prices.
2005 and 2009 the annual inflation rate in Myanmar
known as Burma
averaged 20 percent, according to the Asian Development Bank.
you want to catch up with inflation, you buy gold. If you save money in
the bank you lose money," said Nyan Tun.
"People have much more
trust in gold as a store of value," added the trader, whose name AFP has
changed at his request. In military-ruled Myanmar
anything seen as critical of the junta can have serious consequences.
Tun said the value of a gold "tical" -- about half a troy ounce -- had
increased more than 30-fold in the local currency, the kyat, since his
early days as a gold trader in the late 1980s.
Sean Turnell, a
specialist in Myanmar
economy at Macquarie University in Sydney, said rampant increases in
consumer prices were largely a result of the government's habit of
simply printing more money to fund its spending.
An abundance of
natural treasures -- including gold, gas, teak, oil, jade and gems --
could make the country a rich nation as it once was before coming under
military rule in 1962.
of the world's least developed countries, with nearly a third of the
population living below the poverty line, according to World Bank
figures, as the junta and its associates exploit these raw materials for
their own benefit.
"The fiscal situation should be good," said
Turnell, on the basis that earnings from gas supplies should fund
"But they (the military rulers) don't bring
money they get from gas properly into public accounts," he said. "These
funds are not recorded."
Few believe Myanmar
controversial first election in 20 years, due on November 7, will bring
about much-needed economic reform, as the polls are widely expected to
simply cloak military rule with civilian clothing.
class will still be the same, so there will not be big changes," said
Nyan Tun, now in his 50s.
However there have been some shifts in
the economic landscape ahead of the election, with the junta instigating
a spate of privatisations of state firms and properties.
with these sell-offs of assets including ports, factories and cinemas,
four conglomerates on international sanctions lists and run by
junta-friendly tycoons have been given licences to start up new banks.
said the cronyism apparent in these recent developments suggested the
country was "drifting in a really strange direction away from a
totalitarian system into one that works like a semi-criminal economy".
the average Myanmar
citizen, there is still no economic stability, or decent alternative to
their trustworthy treasure.
"Gold has been the ultimate reserve
asset, the ultimate insurance against bad government policy. It goes
back to the colonial era -- it's seen as being dependable and
independent of the state," said Turnell.
With the precious metal
playing such a key role, the regime keeps a close eye on its trade. Nyan
Tun said plain-clothed special branch police lurk on Shwe Bontha Street
and pressure traders to stop selling when prices go up.
the government thinks inflation is due to the price of gold, but
actually it's the other way round," he said.
"The gold price is
the index of inflation to citizens," agreed a business editor in Yangon
who did not
want to be named. "People don't know how else to judge inflation. The
government gives no explanation."
system has never really recovered from a major crisis in 2003, which saw
three banks completely collapse and was exacerbated by the policies of
the Central Bank (CBSU.PK
, such as recalling loans from borrowers.
People have also been
hit hard in the past when the authorities scrapped certain currency
units as legal tender.
A mass uprising against the military in
1988, which was brutally crushed, escalated from protests over a major
episode of demonetisation by the regime.
"That wiped out the
savings of a huge amount of people," said Turnell. "I have never come
across a single Burmese
person who saves money in the banks."
For now gold remains the
safest haven in Myanmar
-- the reason why a fishmonger will wear her savings around her neck.
this is the only thing people trust," said the business editor.
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