INSIGHT-New cars for clunkers: Myanmar on road to change

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By Aung Hla Tun YANGON, Nov 25 (Reuters) - Their motors growl, belch and clank. Their fan belts whine. Their doors and steering wheels rattle and squeak. Years of isolation and trade-crippling sanctions have left Myanmar's streets with one of the world's oldest vehicle fleets, dominated by wheezing Japanese cars from the 1980s or older. The aging rust-buckets are unmistakable, their stinging exhaust harking back to an era before emissions standards. That is about to change as ...

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