Myanmar’s financial markets are slowly opening up

NAYPYITAW Naypyitaw’s famously empty hotels were busy for once on Sept. 13-14 as an annual investment forum drew more than 1,300 bankers and investors from around the world. Expectations for the country’s financial development are sky high, especially as the first civilian government in half a century is settling in. Reforms are happening slowly but […]

Myanmar to announce underwriter licensees next month

Myanmar to announce underwriter licensees next month YANGON, May 28 (Xinhua) — Myanmar’s Securities and Exchange Commission will announce winners of underwriters’ licenses next month as part of its process in establishing the country’s first ever stock exchange, official media reported Thursday. So far, 20 private security companies out of 57 have applied for underwriters’ […]

Myanmar weighs sale of baht-denominated bonds

Myanmar is considering a sale of baht-denominated bonds as the country raises funds to help it emerge from five decades of economic isolation, according to Thailand’s Securities and Exchange Commission. The Thai regulator and Myanmar’s officials have been discussing the sale of debt to finance infrastructure projects, Vorapol Socatiyanurak, the SEC’s secretary general, said in […]