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 […]

Yoma Strategic unveils new plans, new name

The family-run holdings company behind Yangon luxury developments Pun Hlaing Estate, StarCity and Yoma Central announced on June 26 that the real estate portion of their business dealings will be rebranded under the name Yoma Land and that they will also be delving into “mass market product offerings.” While Yoma Land Managing Director Cyrus Pun […]

Myanmar throws weight behind Hong Kong as BRI “superconnector”

Myanmar recognises Hong Kong’s “distinctive role” as the Belt and Road Initiative’s “super connector”, a cabinet minister said last week during an official visit to the city, while businesses urged Nay Pyi Taw to take a more proactive approach in the scheme. Newly appointed chair of the Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) U Thaung Tun, who […]

Chinese investors mull expansion plans in Myanmar

Chinese investors have been showing keener interest to do business with Myanmar. At the China (Dezhou) Myanmar Economic Trade and Investment Cooperation Seminar on Monday, during which Chinese firms sought business partners in Myanmar for the purposes of trade and investment, Li Lian Jun, chairman of China Chamber of International Commerce (CCOIC), said firms are […]

Yoma Strategic rebrands to expand property business

YOMA STRATEGIC Holdings Ltd announced yesterday the launch of Yoma Land, a property-focused company that will unify all their real estate projects in Myanmar, according to Cyrus Pun, the firm’s managing director. Speaking to a small group of invited journalists, Pun said, “By grouping all our real estate projects under one umbrella brand, one identity […]

Better PR, infrastructure needed to woo more Korean investors

Myanmar must be more proactive and enthusiastic across its attempts to attract foreign investors, such as visiting with the countries it plans to attract investments from. It should also better communicate developments that would be of interest to investors, such as recent directives on liberalising the education and retail sectors, Lee Hyuk, Secretary General of […]

Chinese manufacturers eye Myanmar base as trade war escalates

Myanmar stands to gain from the ongoing trade spat between China and the US, U Than Aung Kyaw, deputy director general of the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA), said yesterday. Interest to set up manufacturing and production facilities in Myanmar among the Chinese has risen ever since the US this month imposed a […]

Myanmar developer Dagon adds more agribusiness to its diet

YANGON — Dagon International will develop an industrial park here dedicated to food processing, the Myanmar conglomerate’s leaders told Nikkei on Thursday, tapping agribusiness in an effort to diversify beyond the core real estate segment. “In Myanmar, food factories are located in so many places lacking in internationally acceptable hygiene standards,” Chairman Win Aung said […]

Myanmar not ready yet for auto boom

THOUGH MYANMAR has the potential for a boom in its automotive industry, it may take more than five years to enjoy tangible benefits in reality, according to Soe Tun, president of Myanmar Automobile Manufacturers and Distributors Association and managing director of Farmer Auto Trading Co. “It is not the right time for newcomers to enter […]

Myanmar urged to do more to attract Korean investment

MYANMAR needs to pick up the pace of economic reforms in order to attract more investment from South Korea, said a senior trade official who led a market research mission to Myanmar. Lee Hyuk, secretary general of the Asean-Korea Centre, said in an interview that Myanmar must urgently create a better investment climate to succeed […]