Myanmar investors swot up for new bourse

YANGON – Inside the graceful halls of Myanmar’s first modern bourse business leaders crowd into a crash course on sharetrading, as the former junta-run country takes another leap towards economic revitalisation. Rangoon Stock Exchange (YSX) is due to debut its first listed company on Friday, just days before a new civilian government overseen by Aung […]

Scramble behind the scenes as Yangon Stock Exchange nears launch

Just a week before Myanmar’s first modern stock exchange is set to open on December 9, a much-delayed announcement on the names of securities companies has not yet been made, underwriters have not received licences and domestic IPOs seem a distant dream. Ten companies have been offered conditional underwriting licences for the Yangon Stock Exchange, […]

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 […]

Quality the priority over timing for Yangon Exchange

The Yangon Stock Exchange may not arrive in October, as preparations are focused on providing a quality market rather than solely on timing, according to deputy finance minister Dr Maung Maung Thein. “The target we have set is October this year, but it’s just a target. Our intention is just to deliver the quality goods, […]

FMI ‘first and only’ company to list on YSX, says Pun

First Myanmar Investment (FMI) Company will be the first, and for the time being the only, company to launch an initial public offering (IPO) on the Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX) when it opens later this year, according to company chair Serge Pun. Speculation over which firms will attempt to list has intensified as the exchange […]

FMI plans to list on Yangon exchange

First Myanmar Investments intends to be one of the first to list on the Yangon Stock Exchange shortly after it opens in 2015, according to its chair Serge Pun. The Myanmar public company aims to increase its access to capital to fund its project pipeline and has signed an engagement letter with Daiwa Securities of […]

Manufacturing could start in Myanmar’s Thilawa zone in mid-2015

Feb 21 (Reuters) – About 40 foreign manufacturers are interested in setting up in the Thilawa economic zone being developed with Japanese help outside Myanmar’s main city, Yangon, and commercial operations could start in mid-2015, a Myanmar official said. Myanmar has opened up since a quasi-civilian government took office in 2011 after decades of military […]

Capital-hungry Myanmar firms cautiously drawn to Singapore listings

“Many Myanmar business owners admire the reputation of Singapore Inc and look forward to raising their own prestige that comes with a Singapore listing,” said Kim Huat Chia, head of corporate & capital markets at Singapore law firm Rajah & Tann. But hurdles to successful offerings are high. Singapore’s bourse says while it has seen […]

Outdated Myanmar laws restrict foreign firms’ listing in Stock Exchange

Foreign firms will find difficulties to list on the upcoming Myanmar Stock Exchange because of restrictions in the existing laws, Soe Thein, Executive Director of Myanmar Securities Exchange Centre Co Ltd, said. Myanmar is planning to launch a stock exchange by 2015 with technical assistance from Japan. Myanmar parliament is also working on the Security […]