Securities commission warns against illegal share sales

The Securities and Exchange Commission of Myanmar warned companies against selling shares without its permission yesterday – the second time it has issued such a warning since the country’s first modern stock exchange opened at the end of last year. The commission made an initial announcement through state media in February but public companies have […]

Yoma revs up property development drive in Myanmar

YANGON — Singapore-listed Yoma Strategic Holdings is accelerating its real estate development drive in Myanmar to meet growing local demand for residential units, offices and commercial facilities. Yoma’s move comes as Myanmar has emerged from decades of international isolation and now enjoys high economic growth, making the Southeast Asian country an increasingly promising property market. Yoma […]

Rumors of Foreign Investors Soon Accessing YSX Quashed

RANGOON — Foreign investors will be unable to buy shares on the Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX) as long as the Myanmar Companies Act is not amended, a senior YSX official said, dispelling rumors that shares trading would open up to foreigners this week. Earlier this week, misleading news apparently spread after Maung Maung Win, chair […]

Shareholder structure could limit Thilawa share price

The share price of Myanmar Thilawa SEZ, one of two companies listed on the Yangon Stock Exchange, may be held back due to its shareholder structure, according to a recent research paper. MTSH became the second firm to list on the Yangon Stock Exchange last month, pricing its shares at K40,000. The stock closed at K57,000 yesterday, […]

Yangon Stock Exchange needs more time to succeed, experts say

THERE IS a long way to go for the Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX), which opened for trading late March, to achieve success and sustainability, capital market experts said at a panel discussion during the Myanmar Business Leaders’ Inaugural Summit last week, Aung Htun, managing director of Myanmar Investments International, an investment holding company listed on […]

Daiwa and ACE team up to provide security and technology for YSX

Japanese technology company Daiwa Securities Group will team up with the Myanmar- based ACE Date Systems in providing security and technological assistance to the nascent Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX), the exchange has announced. “Daiwa and ACE are collaborating to implement a security system for the exchange high-standard technology,” said U Thet Htun Oo, executive senior […]

YSX needs institutional investors, say industry figures

The Yangon Stock Exchange needs larger and more experienced investors to start trading as its current buyers lack experience, industry sources said at an Oxford Business Group capital market debate last week. The individual traders dominating the new bourse – also called retail investors – are poor at assessing a company’s financial health, analysing cash […]

Sales of FMI shares fall by over 90 per cent

THE price of First Myanmar Investment (FMI) shares on the nascent Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX) continued to depreciate in value to K27,000 per share, while the buying and selling of shares has fallen by 94 per cent, according to a statement by the YSX. By 25 March, FMI had sold a total of over 100,000 […]

FMI increases capital to Yoma Bank

First Myanmar Investment (FMI) has increased its capital contribution to its subsidiary Yoma Bank by almost K9.6 billion, after accepting a loan facility from Bangkok Bank, said a company announcement yesterday. FMI, owned by businessperson Serge Pun, is the first and only company to list on the Yangon Stock Exchange and owns a 51 percent […]

Daiwa liquidates advisory subsidiary

A subsidiary of Daiwa Securities called Myanmar Corporate Strategic Advisory will be liquidated in order to allow the Japanese group to focus on its role as an underwriter and broker on the Yangon Stock Exchange, a company official said yesterday. MCSA, which is fully owned and controlled by Daiwa Securities Group, has been operating as […]