SECM Clamps Down on Financial Scams and Illegal Trading

THE Securities Exchange Commission of Myanmar (SECM) is clamping down on financial scams and illegal trading by unlisted companies in the country. On July 3, it appealed to the public for more information on I Smart Co, a company with operations in Mawlamine. I Smart Co is reported to be engaged in suspicious trading activities […]

This Is the World’s Tiniest Stock Exchange

Not many people, inside or outside the country formerly known as Burma. Now a year old, the Yangon Stock Exchange is home to just four companies. None of them has raised new capital, and trading is dominated by small investors, many of whom buy stock for less than 20,000 kyat, or $15. On a recent […]

Stock exchange to start with shares only

At first, the Yangon Stock Exchange will mainly allow shares to be traded, with a market in loan agreements and derivatives to follow after some time, said Dr Maung Maung Thein, deputy minister of the Ministry of Finance and Revenue. “We will start with shares in the beginning. Afterwards we will slowly move towards the […]

FMI issues additional 25,000 shares for public offering

YANGON—First Myanmar Investment Co Ltd, a local investment holding company, has begun issuing an additional 250,000 new ordinary shares to be offered to the public at a price of Ks 10,000 (US$ 10.17) each, starting from January 9, company sources say. The additional offering shall be open for 10 business days. The public is invited […]