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YSX traded stocks in 2019 reaches highest in August

The value of stocks traded on the Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX) hit the highest level of US$1.9 billion this year in August, according to the monthly report of the YSX. A total of 322,176 shares were traded on the exchange during the month. At present, shares of five listed companies — First Myanmar Investment (FMI), […]

Injecting new life into Yangon Stock Exchange

Move to liberalise trading is likely to spark interest among foreign retail investors resident in the city, but global asset and fund managers may remain cautious. THE Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX) will be the last of the region’s markets to open up to foreign investors. The normally tight-lipped Yangon market regulator announced on July 12 […]

Yoma Bank names new chief executive

Myanmar’s fourth largest private lender is set to appoint National Australia Bank (NAB) manager Dean Cleland as its new chief executive. Current CEO Hal Bosher would become an adviser to the bank’s Board of Directors and Mr Cleland would take the helm in September. Mr Cleland spent 30 years with the Australia and New Zealand […]

FMI acquired interest in Sein Hospital in Taunggyi

ACQUISITION OF INTEREST IN SEIN HOSPITAL BY THE COMPANY’S SUBSIDIARIES The Board of Directors of First Myanmar Investment Co., Ltd. (the “Company” and with its subsidiaries, the “Group”) wishes to announce that the Company’s subsidiaries namely Pun Hlaing International Hospital Limited (“PHIH”) and Yoma Siloam Hospital Pun Hlaing Limited (“YSHPH”), has entered into a framework […]

Telenor’s Valyou receives UNCDF support for financial inclusion in Myanmar

Valyou, a service from Telenor Group, will provide low-cost international remittance services to Myanmar in its effort to promote greater financial inclusion in Southeast Asia. Through Valyou’s international remittance platform, Myanmar nationals in Thailand and Malaysia will soon be able to send money directly to their family and friends back home. Valyou’s international remittance service […]

Myanmar Automobile Development Public Co., Ltd to register at YSX

Myanmar Automobile Development Public Company Limited will soon register at the Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX) in hopes of becoming a publicly listed company, it is learnt from the company’s second annual general meeting held at UMFCCI on 24th September. Public companies are allowed to sell and trade shares of stock. There are currently three companies […]

Serge Pun calls meeting with brokers over FMI volatility

First Myanmar Investment’s chair Serge Pun called a meeting of securities companies this week following a volatile day’s trading in his company’s shares, while Yangon Stock Exchange officials said securities firms must make more effort to explain trading risks to their clients. After launching its shares on March 25, FMI – the first and only […]

FMI swaps share certificates for digital accounts

First Myanmar Investment (FMI), owned by businessperson Serge Pun, has asked its shareholders to open digital accounts, ahead of the company’s planned listing on the new Yangon Stock Exchange later this year, officials said. It is working with two securities companies on its initial public offering – KBZ Stirling Coleman Securities (KBZSC) and Myanmar Securities […]

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 […]

Myanmar Unprepared for Stock Market: Economist

Trading of stocks at the Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX) is expected to begin in March, giving Myanmar people another option to invest their money. Currently, people invest in the property market or the currency market, however, they are less likely to move their investments into the new stock market, a local economist said. “All of […]