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Listing interest lackluster despite upcoming law

Though the new Myanmar Companies Law is less than three months away from being officially enforced, interest to list on the Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX) has not picked up as substantially as expected, said U Thet Tun Oo, senior executive manager of the YSX. The Myanmar Companies Law, which was enacted December 6, 2017, will […]

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 […]

Yangon Stock Exchange weak on corporate governance rules: observers

While globally an initial public offering usually means throwing the doors to your company wide open and letting investors poke around, industry observers say the Yangon bourse has not gone far enough on provisions for transparency. According to listing criteria published in state media last August, companies that wish to go public on Yangon’s stock […]

Singapore’s early movers going strong

Four employees of corporate law firm Kelvin Chia Yangon huddle in a small hotel room. It has been turned into a simple office equipped with old desktop computers and a table to receive clients. In the toilet are neat stacks of work files and folders, flanked by rolls of toilet paper as well as dishes […]

Hermes Datacomms Instructs Myanmar Oil Companies To ‘Follow The Rules’ + Share The Clarity

Hermes Datacomms, a leading global provider of managed networks for the upstream oil and gas industry, hosted a VSAT licensing forum for oil companies in Myanmar in Yangon on January 29, 2015. Representatives from seven oil companies active in Yangon, including all active offshore fields, attended the event, which was based round a Q&A session […]