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Coca-Cola to begin business in Burma
Coca-Cola to begin business in Burma

Coca-Cola Co plans to open for business in Burma, following the US decision to suspend investment sanctions to reward the military dominated country for democratic reforms.

That will leave North Korea and Cuba as the only countries where the world's largest beverage company is not working.

Coca-Cola's charitable arm announced on Thursday it is giving $US3 million ($A3.03 million) to support job programs for women in Burma.

The statement said Coca-Cola will begin business there for the first time in more than 60 years when the US issues a general licence allowing American companies to invest, which it said is imminent.

The US announced last month it was suspending restrictions on US investment and financial services.

Coca-Cola said it would adhere strictly to its global human and workplace rights policy and anti-bribery policies.

The West Australian

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