Will YSX Deal a Blow to Burma’s Real Estate Market?

Yangon — Burma’s newly launched Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX) has left observers wondering what this could mean for the country’s volatile real estate market. Yangon , Burma’s commercial capital, has for many years boasted the country’s highest prices for property. Yet some experts believe that the emergence of the YSX, which kicked off trading on […]

Real Estate Pro: ‘Overall, the Market Has Cooled Down’

Since earlier this year, Rangoon’s formerly dynamic real estate market has seen a striking cool-down in key locations in the city. While many factors have contributed to this economic malaise, Burma’s Nov. 8 general election, which is hoped to be the country’s freest and fairest in decades, has surely played a part. Because of the […]

New Property Tax Expected to Spur Demand for Low-end Real Estate

YANGON — Myanmar’s government is expected to introduce a new property tax system next month that will reduce tax rates, in particular for lower value properties. Realtors said the move will stimulate demand for the latter market segment, but warned that high-end property demand will remain sluggish. A proposal for the new property tax was […]