Experts call for stronger property laws in Myanmar

MYANMAR’S real-estate market would become more buoyant if regulations on pricing and related issues were to be strengthened, experts said recently. At the “Property Report Congress Myanmar 2016”, developers and bankers urged the government to improve infrastructure and regulatory reforms. Tony Picon, managing director of Colliers International Myanmar, said the country needed to control property […]

Firm to bring big screens to small towns

Movie-loving Myanmar is suffering from a dearth of cinemas, which local firm MAZE is hoping to remedy. The company is kicking off a K20 billion two-year project to build 100 theatres across different states and regions. There were more than 400 cinemas nationwide in the early 1980s, but by the 2010s this had dropped to […]

Yangon Stock Exchange on Track for March Trading Debut

RANGOON — The Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX) is expected to begin shares trading by the second week of March, with dry-run testing already underway, an official from the Securities Exchange Commission of Myanmar (SECM) told The Irrawaddy on Monday. Though the YSX officially “launched” late last year with six companies listed, no shares have yet […]

Don’t wait too long to invest in Myanmar’s growth

Western investors have been patiently observing Myanmar’s growth story – but wait too long and you’ll miss out, say KBZ’s Nyo Myint and Zaw Lin Aung. After 50 years of isolation under military rule, Myanmar’s economy has been slowly opening up in the past few years. That may pick up pace now that Aung San […]

Yangon Stock Exchange 10 underwriter names leak

Subscribe to our Tender Alert. We send out email alert on Tender and EOI as it happens. The YSE will be launched on 9th Dec 2015. The name of the 10 firms that leaked out are: AYA Bank’s wholly owned subsidiary, AYA Trust Securities Company. Aya Bank is owned by U Zaw Zaw of Max […]

Military-linked tycoons claim political middle ground

Despite decades of benefiting from connections within the military and ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP), many of Myanmar’s leading conglomerates have claimed to be politically neutral.   Spokespeople for some of the country’s most successful companies including Asia World, Htoo Group, Kanbawza (KBZ) Group and Max Myanmar said as private businesses they had […]

Information on Responsible Business Practices Largely Absent: Survey

Most Burmese companies provide little to no information on whether they have policies on responsible business practices, a survey among 60 major firms has found, and almost half did not even have a website with general information about their activities. A report by the Myanmar Center for Responsible Business, released on Tuesday, surveyed how much […]