YSX’s Newest Trading Company Announces Base Share Price

​​ RANGOON — The Yangon Stock Exchange’s (YSX) newest trading company, First Private Bank (FPB), announced its base share price on Thursday, one day before trading is set to begin. The FPB will be start trading in YSX at January 20. The share base price for FPB is 39,000 kyats (US$28.50), with the upper limit set […]

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 […]

Myanmar’s financial markets are slowly opening up

NAYPYITAW Naypyitaw’s famously empty hotels were busy for once on Sept. 13-14 as an annual investment forum drew more than 1,300 bankers and investors from around the world. Expectations for the country’s financial development are sky high, especially as the first civilian government in half a century is settling in. Reforms are happening slowly but […]

No longer a backward nation’: Myanmar launches first stock exchange

The bourse is currently open only to domestic investors and firms, although there are plans to allow foreign involvement in the future. Myanmar launched its first stock exchange with just one listed company on Friday, with hopes the move could aid the country’s economic rise as it emerges from decades of isolationist military rule. The […]

Yangon Stock Exchange on Track for March Trading Debut

RANGOON — The Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX) is expected to begin shares trading by the second week of March, with dry-run testing already underway, an official from the Securities Exchange Commission of Myanmar (SECM) told The Irrawaddy on Monday. Though the YSX officially “launched” late last year with six companies listed, no shares have yet […]

57 Firms Keen on YSX Licence

The Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX) has received 57 applications from businesses seeking involvement in the upcoming bourse, an official has said. There have been 30 applications from share distribution companies, seven from stock trading companies and brokers and 20 from advisory and consultancy firms, Dr Maung Maung Thein, deputy minister for finance, said. “We are […]

Myanmar’s fast track to financial fruition

Much progress has already been made in Myanmar’s financial markets since the country’s liberalisation in 2011, and now it is on the brink of refining its banking laws and establishing the Yangon Stock Exchange. Myanmar’s financial sector is starting to gain the characteristics that make it look like a newly emerging market, as opposed to […]

YSE: $20 billion worth of Market Capitalisation by 2022

The Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX), set to open in October this year, is to see up to US$20 billion in Market Capitalisation as well as trade volume of US$10 billion per year, said Dr Aung Thura, CEO of Thura Swiss during the ASEAN- Myanmar forum held on March 23 at the Park Royal Hotel, Yangon. […]

Stock exchange service providers face staffing trouble

The Yangon Stock Exchange is slated to start by October, though the securities industry faces a shortage of skilled workers, according to experts. Working on capital markets requires specialised knowledge that is currently in short supply, given Myanmar has never had a modern stock exchange. Deputy finance minister U Maung Maung Thein previously said that […]

YSE: Taking stock of future market potential

The Yangon Stock Exchange is slated to open later this year, but there is much to do until then. Applications for service providers were due on March 6, one step in many that needs to be completed before the exchange can launch. The Myanmar Times’ Jeremy Mullins met with Dr Maung Maung Thein, deputy finance […]