AGD Bank prepares IPO as profits drop

Asia Green Development Bank is preparing to launch an initial public offering, or IPO, on the soon-to-open Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX), though profits are down substantially on last year. The bank’s net profit was K112.6 million for the 2014-15 fiscal year, far lower than K9.6 billion the previous year, officials said at the fifth annual […]

Myanmar’s Tay Za ‘Rethinking’ Bank Sale to Ne Win’s Family

YANGON — Burmese tycoon Tay Za has said he is “reconsidering” an offer from the family of late dictator Gen. Ne Win to buy a majority stake in Asia Green Development (AGD) Bank. Last month a small share in the bank was transferred to one of Ne Win’s grandsons, with another grandson claiming that the […]

Govt, parliament have responsibilities to investigate AGD bank’s share transfer

To investigate whether the share transfer of Asia Green Development Bank (AGD) involves white money is dependent mainly on the government and the parliament. People have urged the executive pillars to inspect this case in line with the Anti-Money Laundering Law transparently. Such critics have risen following the in-person interview between Kyaw Ne Win – […]

Change in owners as U Tay Za said to exit AGD Bank

Several prominent businesspeople have bought or sold stakes in Asia Green Development (AGD) Bank, as it prepares for listing on the planned Yangon Stock Exchange in 2015. Up to 60 percent of the bank could have changed hands, with prominent entrepreneur U Tay Za and his Htoo Group of Companies severing direct ownership ties with […]

Myanmar Tax Department Says 2,500 Tax-Evading Firms Named in Error

YANGON — The Myanmar government’s tax department has admitted that it mistakenly named nearly 2,500 companies as tax evaders. The Internal Revenue Department (IRD) on March 6 published a list of 10,670 companies that it said had failed to pay taxes for the 2012-13 fiscal year, which ended in March 2013. The list included well […]

Tax department admits error over public disclosure

The Internal Revenue Department (IRD) has publically disclosed the names more than 10,000 local businesses guilty of tax evasion in the 2012-13 fiscal year though the government agency now admits that some of those listed were made in error, said an official. The list, which was published on the IRD website on March 6, includes […]

ZNA and Dongfeng motor companies to penetrate Myanmar market

Yaung Ni Oo Services Company has held a ceremony to mark distribution of commercial, passenger and ferry vehicles from China based ZNA and Dongfeng motor companies on September 16. The company has an authorized dealer status from the Chinese companies. The buyers can purchase with installment system with AGD bank only in addition to cash […]

Strict Lending Rules Limit Growth of Hire Purchase in Myanmar

Hire purchase is failing to catch on in Burma due to strict Central Bank rules limiting the length of credit agreements and demanding large amounts of paperwork from consumers, observers said this week. After private banks began to prosper in the country once again in 2010, there were signs a hire purchase market would take […]

Banks Wait for Central Bank to Give Go-Ahead to International Cards

Two of Burma’s leading private banks want to begin issuing debit cards that can be used all over the world, but are waiting for the green light to do so from Central Bank, bankers said. Both the Cooperative Bank (CB Bank) and the Asian Green Development (AGD) Bank have teamed up with United States-based bank […]