Frontier Markets: Myanmar, Explosive GDP Growth

The reason I’m revisiting Myanmar is because recently the State Bank of India (SBIN), together with the Vietnam Bank for Investment and Development, Taiwan’s E SUN Commercial Bank (2884:TT), and South Korea’s Shinhan Bank, were all granted permits to operate in that country. Last year, the first round of permits were granted to ANZ Banking […]

Yonder & Beyond Lists MySQUAR on AIM with Market Capitalisation of $27.6 Million

On July 1 MySQUAR, a Myanmar-language social media platform, listed on London’s Alternative Investment Market (AIM) after raising £1.67 million ($2.57 million). On listing MySQUAR had a market capitalisation of £18 million. Sydney-based technology venture firm Yonder & Beyond owns 4,133,303 MySQUAR shares, valued at A$845,000 ($632,457) on listing which represents a value up-lift of […]

MySQUAR aims for listing in London

The company behind a popular Myanmar chat application won’t wait on Yangon to launch a stock exchange to debut on the public market. MySQUAR – the Singapore-based firm behind localised chat application MyChat – has turned to the London Stock Exchange’s Alternative Investment Market (AIM) for its float, slated for later in 2015. The mobile […]

Norway to take stake in MFI

The Norwegian Investment Fund for Developing Countries (Norfund) has acquired the right to take up to a 25 percent stake in local microfinance company Myanmar Finance International. The microfinance firm is owned by AIM-listed Myanmar Investments International as well as Myanmar Finance Corporation. Norfund is Norway’s main vehicle for combating poverty through private-sector development. “Norfund […]

Myanmar Investments To Raise Equity For Further Investments

LONDON (Alliance News) – Myanmar Investments International Ltd, which began trading on AIM in June 2013, said Monday it is in negotiations and evaluating investments in telecommunications infrastructure, IT services, equipment rental and education. The company also reaffirmed it will be looking to raise additional equity to fund further investments. Over the course of the […]

Foreign trade to increase to US$35 billion this year

Myanmar aims to raise its foreign trade volume by US$10 billion during the current 2014-15 fiscal year, according to the Ministry of Commerce. Myanmar’s foreign trade volume gone has from US$15 billion to US$25 billion in three years. “We intend to increase it to US$35 billion this fiscal year,” said Minister of Commerce Win Myint. […]