Japan’s Daiwa to Buy Into Myanmar Internet Provider

TOKYO — Daiwa Securities Group will invest nearly 700 million yen ($6.26 million) in Myanmar internet service provider Frontiir with the hope of cashing in on abundant growth potential. Daiwa PI Partners will purchase newly issued shares, obtaining a stake of nearly 10%. Founded in 2013, the private-sector ISP serves mainly Yangon and Mandalay. It seeks to […]

Blockchain to Be Used on Myanmar Stock Exchange

Daiwa Securities Group, a major Japanese financial services company, has announced that it intends to implement blockchain technology for trading on the Yangon Stock Exchange in Myanmar (formerly Burma). Daiwa has been testing blockchain technology at the Yangon exchange for months, from June to September, and hopes to complete formal implementation for all Daiwa stock trades on the […]

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 […]

Yangon stock exchange to open to foreign investors

The Securities and Exchange Commission of Myanmar is preparing to allow foreign investors to access the new Yangon Stock Exchange and for local-foreign joint ventures to list, chair U Maung Maung Win said. An “appropriate” number of joint venture companies will be given permission to go public as soon as the new Myanmar Companies Act […]

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 […]

KBZ launches Yangon stock exchange settlement system

Kanbawza Bank signed yesterday with the Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX) to run settlement and clearing operations for Myanmar’s first modern bourse. Last April the bank was chosen from among six local private banks who applied for the role to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SECM) of Myanmar. It will be responsible for delivering payments for […]

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 […]

Kanbawza Group eyes OTC market

Kanbawza Group is hoping to set up its own OTC market next year, with two of its entities already granted separate licences to operate as an underwriter and settlement bank for Yangon’s new stock exchange. The group is hoping to set up an OTC market early next year, and is looking for companies to collaborate […]

Companies prepare for Yangon Stock Exchange listings next year

Preparations are underway for the first companies to attempt a listing on the Yangon Stock Exchange early next year, though progress is slower than expected, as only the name of one securities company has so far been announced. The names of six companies that meet – or are close to meeting – listing criteria issued […]

Over-the-counter share prices rise ahead of new stock exchange launch

As investors await the first listings on the Yangon Stock Exchange, the price of over-the-counter shares in a number of well-known public companies has risen, amid expectation that the companies will list on the country’s first modern bourse. Workers prepare the new Yangon Stock Exchange building for today’s launch. Photo: Aung Myin Ye Zaw / […]