Retail interest in Myanmar robust, but investment avenues lacking

When RHB, a Singapore brokerage, first selected Singapore Exchange-listed Yoma Strategic Holdings as one of its top five stock picks for retail clients on May 2, shares of the company soared 15 percent, hitting a 4-month high of 48 cents on May 9 as investors hurried to get onboard. “Yoma Strategic offers a pure play […]

Rumors of Foreign Investors Soon Accessing YSX Quashed

RANGOON — Foreign investors will be unable to buy shares on the Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX) as long as the Myanmar Companies Act is not amended, a senior YSX official said, dispelling rumors that shares trading would open up to foreigners this week. Earlier this week, misleading news apparently spread after Maung Maung Win, chair […]

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 […]

No new shares to trade on YSX until July: underwriters

The first long-awaited initial public offerings on the Yangon Stock Exchange will not include any new shares, said underwriters, while the first company to raise fresh capital is unlikely to list until July. The YSX opened last December to much fanfare but with no stocks to trade. Crowds gathered, a giant bell was rung and […]

Yangon Stock Exchange on Track for March Trading Debut

RANGOON — The Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX) is expected to begin shares trading by the second week of March, with dry-run testing already underway, an official from the Securities Exchange Commission of Myanmar (SECM) told The Irrawaddy on Monday. Though the YSX officially “launched” late last year with six companies listed, no shares have yet […]

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 […]