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One of the Manulife offices on Bloor Street East.
One of the Manulife offices on Bloor Street East.
(Glenn Lowson For The Globe and Mail)

Manulife returns to Myanmar after 70 years

Manulife Financial Corp. is re-establishing a presence in Myanmar, deepening its commitment to a recovering Asian country at a time when foreign investment is on the rise.

The insurer was one of several companies that left the region (also known as Burma) 70 years ago, amid the conflict of the Second World War, when the Japanese occupied the territory. But Myanmar’s growing economy and the political reforms of the past few years are now attracting household brands back to the region.