Myanmar Payment Union to Upgrade ATM Card System

RANGOON — The Myanmar Payment Union (MPU) signed with Vietnamese telecom multinational FPT and the National Payment Corporation of Vietnam (NAPAS) on Sunday to initiate a financial switching system, Zaw Lin Htut, chief executive officer of the MPU, told The Irrawaddy. As MPU’s partners, FPT and NAPAS will—starting this year—help facilitate a system upgrade for ATM […]

Third listed company postpones IPO on Myanmar’s Yangon Stock Exchange

YANGON, July 27 (Xinhua) — Myanmar Citizens Bank, the likely third listed company on Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX), would not start trading in July due to the bank’s unreadiness, U Thet Htun Oo, senior executive manager of YSX, told Xinhua Wednesday. The bank will hold the annual meeting with shareholders on July 30, then there […]

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 […]

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 […]

Yangon Stock Exchange to open amidst suspicion

Many analysts believe the Yangon Stock Exchange, which will be fully operational by March this year, is opening with unfair advantages and possible conflicts of interests. The Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX) automatically entered the US sanctions blacklist as the Myanmar Economic Bank, an entity already sanctioned by the US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets […]

SECM Warns Against Illegal Trade as Stock Exchange Readies for Business

The Securities and Exchange Commission of Myanmar (SECM) issued a warning on Wednesday against illegal trading through unofficial channels. An announcement published in state-run daily The Global New Light of Myanmar cautioned that action will be taken against those caught selling stocks through illegal or “non-transparent means,” including over social media sites. The Yangon Stock […]

Yangon Stock Exchange to Launch in December

The Yangon Stock Exchange is set to launch on Dec. 9, an official said on Monday, after three years of preparations to modernize Burma’s financial sector. Addressing CEOs and executive directors of ten underwriting firms, Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Supervisory Committee and Deputy Finance Minister Maung Maung Thein said the exchange, known as […]

Thai brokerage eyes Myanmar role

The Nation has learned that KTZ Ruby Hill Securities, the joint venture with locally-owned Ruby Hill Finance, is one of the 10 companies. More than 100 Thai and foreign brokerage firms along with local finance companies applied for the licenses. In October, KT Zmico was the only securities company from Thailand to win a brokering […]

Myanmar Payment Union Forms Public Company

RANGOON — Burma’s sole domestic provider of card-based payments, Myanmar Payment Union, has formed a public company comprised of its 23 member banks, according to the organization’s chief executive officer Zaw Lin Htut. Myanmar Payment Union (MPU) had planned to form a public company in 2014 and Burma’s Directorate of Investment and Companies Administration gave […]

Strict IPO rules in place for first Myanmar stock exchange

The listing criteria were published in the August 14 edition of state run newspaper The Global New Light of Myanmar, and comprise 17 requirements that companies will have to comply with in order to list on the YSX. They include qualitative standards relating to corporate management, corporate governance, compliance, disclosure of corporate information, insider trading, […]