Will Myanmar’s government cancel Woodside Petroleum Limited’s contracts?

Woodside Petroleum Limited’s (ASX: WPL) dealings with the brutal Myanmar government appear to be getting murkier.The energy company has been touting the prospective lucrative returns it hopes to gain from its investment in Myanmar. “Woodside is one of the largest offshore petroleum acreage holders in Myanmar,” according to the company’s website “Collectively, our nine permits […]

PPB disposes of Myanmar packaging business for US$2.4m

KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 20): PPB Group Bhd is disposing of its entire equity interest in Tefel Packaging Industries Co Ltd in Myanmar for US$2.4 million (RM10.06 million). PPB’s 79.9%-owned indirect subsidiary Tego Sdn Bhd inked an agreement to transfer its entire 100% stake in Tefel Packaging Industries Co Ltd — a polypropylene bags manufacturer — […]

More firms to be listed on Yangon stock exchange

PEOPLE’S interest in trading on the Yangon stock exchange does not seem to be growing 18 months after its launch but more companies are nevertheless keen to be listed, say officials. Htay Chun, a member of Securities and Exchange Commission of Myanmar, says that at least two more companies hope to complete the necessary procedures […]

Unilever sees growth in bottom and top of Asian economic pyramid

TOKYO/YANGON/MUMBAI — At a small shop tucked into a residential neighborhood of Yangon, one peculiar set of items has emerged as a hit seller among the snacks and household staples on offer: single-use pouches of Unilever shampoo, which dangle from the store’s walls and ceiling. Many in Myanmar still consider bottled shampoo of the sort […]

Top End Minerals closing in on zinc acquisition

Top End Minerals (ASX:TND) has successfully completed its technical due diligence on the Lashio zinc refinery in Myanmar. In late November 2016, Top End acquired the option to purchase a 60% interest in the Longh Keng zinc mine and Lashio zinc refinery in Myanmar for US$43 million. Corporate due diligence and financial due diligence is […]

FMI swaps share certificates for digital accounts

First Myanmar Investment (FMI), owned by businessperson Serge Pun, has asked its shareholders to open digital accounts, ahead of the company’s planned listing on the new Yangon Stock Exchange later this year, officials said. It is working with two securities companies on its initial public offering – KBZ Stirling Coleman Securities (KBZSC) and Myanmar Securities […]

Thilawa SEZ has sold over 3 million shares, to list when stock market set up

Myanmar Thilawa SEZ Holdings Public Co Ltd (MTSH) says it has sold more than three million shares but has no plan to sell more. Win Aung, the chairperson of MTSH, said: “We now have enough capital to run the economic zone. We have a plan to list on the stock exchange, which is going to […]

OTC market for Thilawa shares due in 45 days, Win Aung says

Over-the-counter sales of shares in the Thilawa Special Economic Zone will be launched within 45 days, according to tycoon Win Aung, chairperson of Myanmar Thilawa SEZ Holding Public Co Ltd. Win Aung, who is also the president of the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry, said the OTC market “will sell […]