Insurance to Lead Finance Sector Expansion

​​ Myanmar’s financial sector welcomed new faces this year – international banks opened their first branches, the stock exchange welcomed its first firms and there are joint-ventures on the horizon for the insurance sector in 2017. Taiwanese firm E.SUN Commercial Bank, South Korea’s Shinhan Bank, Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam and State Bank […]

Stock trading cool at YSX

Stock trading is still cool at Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX), with a volume of 19,154 shares on 16th November. The trading volume of Myanmar Citizens Bank on 16th November notably plunged down to 22 shares, according to YSX. The Myanmar Stock Price Index (MYANPIX) was at 634.64 on 16th November. The value of stock trading […]

More transparency needed from local business: MCRB

A select few Myanmar firms display a higher level of transparency than most of their ASEAN peers, but many large companies continue to show little interest in disclosure – even when legally required – according to a recent report from the Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB). There is huge variation in the approach Myanmar’s […]

Profit and loss statements of YSX listed companies to be released at end of fiscal year

The companies approved to trade shares at the Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX) will have to release statements of profit and loss so that those who want to purchase their stocks can make intellectual investments, according to an announcement released by the Securities and Exchange Commission of Myanmar. Currently, the three approved companies — First Myanmar […]

MCB hits upper limit on first day as YSX-listed firm

Trading on the Yangon Stock Exchange has tailed off in recent months, but Myanmar Citizens Bank’s (MCB) listing late last weekshowed there remains huge appetite for new sources of investment. Demand for shares in the lender – the first bank to list on the country’s new bourse – was around 10 times the volume offered. MCB […]

Securities commission warns against illegal share sales

The Securities and Exchange Commission of Myanmar warned companies against selling shares without its permission yesterday – the second time it has issued such a warning since the country’s first modern stock exchange opened at the end of last year. The commission made an initial announcement through state media in February but public companies have […]

Yangon Stock Exchange needs more time to succeed, experts say

THERE IS a long way to go for the Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX), which opened for trading late March, to achieve success and sustainability, capital market experts said at a panel discussion during the Myanmar Business Leaders’ Inaugural Summit last week, Aung Htun, managing director of Myanmar Investments International, an investment holding company listed on […]

Thilawa SEZ worker dorms to open soon

Dormitories built for the first wave of the huge numbers of workers expected to be employed at Thilawa special economic zone to the south of Yangon are nearing completion, SEZ officials say. The accommodation is designed for internal migrant workers who come from all over the country. U Nyan Thit Hlaing, director of Myanmar Thilawa […]

Thilawa SEZ phase two nears completion

The first phase of the 400-hectare Zone A was finished last September and the second phase is almost complete, said U Thein Han, chair of Myanmar Japan Thilawa Development (MJTD). More than 85 percent of the land in Zone A has been reserved by 69 light-industry manufacturers from across the globe, he said. Of these, […]

Myanmar investors flock to Yangon bourse’s second listing

SINGAPORE — Myanmar Thilawa SEZ Holdings, or MTSH, made a raucous debut Friday as the second company on Myanmar’s Yangon Stock Exchange, riding a flood of interest from the country’s burgeoning equities market. The developer of the Thilawa Special Economic Zone, an industrial park southeast of Yangon, was to debut at 40,000 kyat ($34.10) a […]