Finance Education in Myanmar: Demand Grows as Capital Market Develops

A student takes notes during a Bloomberg Terminal course at the Myanmar Institute of Business, August 2016/ Courtesy of the Myanmar Institute of Business) Traditionally, the small number of domestic investors in Myanmar have constructed investment portfolios primarily centered around cash, real-estate, commodities or currencies via position-trading. That’s beginning to change as Myanmar’s first stock […]

Banks mull taking shares as collateral

Investors in Yangon Stock Exchange-listed firms could soon be able to use their shares to access bank loans. The YSX is in discussions with listed companies and lenders about a system for posting stock as collateral, which shareholders are eager to see put in place. Tycoon Serge Pun – owner of listed firm First Myanmar […]

YSX debates bank disclosure ahead of MCB listing

As Myanmar Citizens Bank prepares to become the first lender listed on Yangon’s stock exchange, bourse officials are still debating just what level of financial disclosure listing banks should have to provide. Any company intending to launch shares on the YSX has to meet disclosure requirements more onerous than any others demanded under domestic Myanmar regulation. In […]

Myanmar investors flock to Yangon bourse’s second listing

SINGAPORE — Myanmar Thilawa SEZ Holdings, or MTSH, made a raucous debut Friday as the second company on Myanmar’s Yangon Stock Exchange, riding a flood of interest from the country’s burgeoning equities market. The developer of the Thilawa Special Economic Zone, an industrial park southeast of Yangon, was to debut at 40,000 kyat ($34.10) a […]

Second YSX listing delayed until May

The firm, which is expected to be the second to move its shares onto Myanmar’s new exchange, has not yet received approval from the YSX to list, said Kensuke Yazu, Myanmar representative for the Japan Exchange Group, which co-owns the stock exchange. First Myanmar Investment became the first firm to list on the exchange on […]

Serge Pun calls meeting with brokers over FMI volatility

First Myanmar Investment’s chair Serge Pun called a meeting of securities companies this week following a volatile day’s trading in his company’s shares, while Yangon Stock Exchange officials said securities firms must make more effort to explain trading risks to their clients. After launching its shares on March 25, FMI – the first and only […]

All preparations for Yangon Stock Exchange in place by next month

ALTHOUGH the launch of the Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX) has been pushed back to the end of November or early December, Myanmar will ensure proper systems for the exchange will be in place by the end of this month, a government official said. Maung Maung Thein, the deputy finance minister and chair of the Securities […]