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Japan’s Daiwa readies fund to invest in Myanmar startups

TOKYO — Daiwa Securities Group will set up a venture capital fund in Myanmar, in a first for a major Japanese financial institution. The Southeast Asian country’s economy is growing at a roughly 6% clip, and information technology startups are emerging. This makes Myanmar an attractive market for Japanese institutional investors seeking relief from persistently […]

Yangon stock exchange seeks foreign investor interest

THE Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX) recently had a few champagne moments with the first “real” initial public offering by a Myanmar telecom company. And even while the bubbly was still fizzing another company was eyeing a listing. And, the moment foreign investors had been waiting for is almost here. For a start, foreigners residing in […]

Allen & Gledhill advises on first ‘true’ IPO in Myanmar

Singapore Big Four law firm Allen & Gledhill has represented Myanmar’s TMH Telecom on its initial public offering on the Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX). The IPO is said to be the first “true” one on Myanmar’s fledgling stock exchange as it will be the first one to offer fresh capital instead of existing shares. A&G […]

TMH Telecom set to become Myanmar’s first true IPO

YANGON — TMH Telecom gained approval Monday to become only the fifth corporation to go public in Myanmar’s fledgling stock market — and the first to raise fresh capital through an initial public offering. The listing is expected to occur in January, though the announcement of the float’s approval by the Yangon Stock Exchange did […]

Mechanism for Foreigners to Trade in YSX Under Way

A mechanism for foreign investors and organisations to take part in the Yangon Stock Exchange is under development, according to Myanmar Securities Exchange Centre (MSEC). Daily stock trading in Myanmar has declined significantly and the market is sluggish. In order to revive the trading activities, a system to include non-Myanmar investors from various sectors must […]

Danyingone Market Developer Launches Share Sale

​​ Trading on the Yangon Stock Exchange may be lacklustre, but there is still demand for shares in over-the-counter markets for the right firms. Myanmar Agro Exchange Public Company, a food market and supply chain firm partly owned by local tycoon U Win Aung, is in the process of a share sale and says it […]

Stock Exchange Ready to Trade Online

​​ Thet Tun Oo, a Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX) manager, says the Securities and Exchange Commission of Myanmar (SECM) is testing online trading. The six securities companies officially licensed by the SECM were ready to start when official permission was given, he added. “The public is calling for the online trading. It’s up to the […]

First Private Bank Shares Plunge

​​ First Private Bank (FPB) became the first Yangon-listed company to watch its shares fall immediately after listing. The lender, which claims the oldest banking licence in Myanmar, became the fourth firm listed on the Yangon Stock Exchange on January 20. FPB’s 2.47 million shares started at a base price of K39,000 but dropped to […]

Myanmar citizens’ bank to float next month

NYAPYITAW, Myanmar – A private bank to enter Yangon’s stock market. Myanmar Citizens Bank will be the third listed company to begin trading on the stock market next month, according to the Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX). Thet Tun Oo, a Yangon Stock Exchange manager, said: “Myanmar Citizens Bank will be a listed on the YSX […]

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 […]