Yangon Stock Exchange looks for Belt and Road boost

The Yangon Stock Exchange, launched in December 2015, expects to enjoy indirect benefits from China’s Belt and Road Initiative as more Sino-Myanmar joint ventures are set up and demand for capital increases. “China is a major economic and trade partner with Myanmar. Myanmar’s enterprises need to grow together with their Chinese counterparts,” said Thet Htun […]

MTSH Suspends Share Trading at YSX For Stock Split

Myanmar Thilawa Special Economic Zone Holdings Public Ltd (MTSH) announced yesterday that it would suspend trading of its shares at the Yangon Stock Exchange from October 30 to November 3. The board of directors of the company previously agreed to split each stock into 10 units. MTSH sought approval for the move from its share holders at its special general meeting on October 23, according to U Aye Win, the company’s administrative and human resources director.  The move aims to increase share trading volume at the YSX. This will enable people to buy shares easily, said Win Aung, chairperson of the […]

Mitsubishi to begin Myanmar project

YANGON – Japanese trading house Mitsubishi Corp said Tuesday that it has agreed with Mitsubishi Estate Co to commence work on a mixed-use landmark development project in downtown Yangon, Myanmar, in collaboration with Singapore-listed Yoma Strategic Holdings Ltd and local firm First Myanmar Investment Co. The project, which will cover 200,000 square metres of residential, […]

Aussie lawyer advises historic listing on Yangon Stock Exchange

Duane Morris & Selvam corporate and securities lawyer Jamie Benson has led the team advising the first company to trade in Myanmar for 50 years. In an historic-first, the newly minted Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX) had its inaugural listing of shares when the First Myanmar Investment Co, Ltd (FMI) began trading in March. The start […]

Myanmar companies told to embrace good corporate practices

MYANMAR companies must embrace corporate governance practices, especially large-sized ones that seek to list and raise funds on the Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX), said experts. There are more than 200 public companies established under the Myanmar Companies Act, but only six of them are short-listed for the listing, said Htay Chun, a member of the […]

Yoma’s Pun Seeks New Myanmar Stock Exchange’s First Listing

First Myanmar Investment Co., a conglomerate controlled by businessman Serge Pun, is aiming to be the first publicly traded company on the Myanmar stock exchange. Pun, who is also chairman of Singapore-listed developer Yoma Strategic Holdings Ltd., said in an interview that First Myanmar doesn’t plan to sell any new shares. The company, which has […]

Yoma Strategic and Mitsubishi Corporation enter tire business in Myanmar

Singapore, 8 July 2014 – Yoma Strategic Holdings Ltd. (“Yoma Strategic”, the “Company”, and together with its subsidiaries, the “Group”), through its 70%-owned subsidiary, Myanmar Motors Pte. Ltd. has entered into an agreement with Mitsubishi Corporation (“MC”) relating to their joint venture company, First Japan Tire Services Company Limited (FJTS1), to provide sales support for […]