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 […]

Citizens Bank targets July listing

Myanmar Citizens Bank hopes to become the third company to list on the Yangon Stock Exchange in early July, managing director U Myint Win said yesterday. The bank has met the requirements set out by the exchange and hopes “to be listed as soon as possible”, he said. MCB was one of six companies that […]

Second YSX listing delayed until May

The firm, which is expected to be the second to move its shares onto Myanmar’s new exchange, has not yet received approval from the YSX to list, said Kensuke Yazu, Myanmar representative for the Japan Exchange Group, which co-owns the stock exchange. First Myanmar Investment became the first firm to list on the exchange on […]

Myanmar investors swot up for new bourse

YANGON – Inside the graceful halls of Myanmar’s first modern bourse business leaders crowd into a crash course on sharetrading, as the former junta-run country takes another leap towards economic revitalisation. Rangoon Stock Exchange (YSX) is due to debut its first listed company on Friday, just days before a new civilian government overseen by Aung […]

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 […]

KBZ launches Yangon stock exchange settlement system

Kanbawza Bank signed yesterday with the Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX) to run settlement and clearing operations for Myanmar’s first modern bourse. Last April the bank was chosen from among six local private banks who applied for the role to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SECM) of Myanmar. It will be responsible for delivering payments for […]

Yangon Stock Exchange 10 underwriter names leak

Subscribe to our Tender Alert. We send out email alert on Tender and EOI as it happens. The YSE will be launched on 9th Dec 2015. The name of the 10 firms that leaked out are: AYA Bank’s wholly owned subsidiary, AYA Trust Securities Company. Aya Bank is owned by U Zaw Zaw of Max […]

Strict IPO rules in place for first Myanmar stock exchange

The listing criteria were published in the August 14 edition of state run newspaper The Global New Light of Myanmar, and comprise 17 requirements that companies will have to comply with in order to list on the YSX. They include qualitative standards relating to corporate management, corporate governance, compliance, disclosure of corporate information, insider trading, […]

Yangon Stock Exchange listing criteria lacking protection for investors

The listing criteria for Myanmar’s first stock exchange have been published, but important rules to protect shareholders are missing, said experts. Unless more detailed regulations are added, investors will be at risk of abuse by unscrupulous companies, they said. The Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX) is due to open later this year. It is owned by […]