Listing interest lackluster despite upcoming law

Though the new Myanmar Companies Law is less than three months away from being officially enforced, interest to list on the Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX) has not picked up as substantially as expected, said U Thet Tun Oo, senior executive manager of the YSX. The Myanmar Companies Law, which was enacted December 6, 2017, will […]

Allen & Gledhill advises on first ‘true’ IPO in Myanmar

Singapore Big Four law firm Allen & Gledhill has represented Myanmar’s TMH Telecom on its initial public offering on the Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX). The IPO is said to be the first “true” one on Myanmar’s fledgling stock exchange as it will be the first one to offer fresh capital instead of existing shares. A&G […]

Myanmar government relaxes restrictions on foreign investment

Myanmar issues a new Myanmar Companies Act to attract foreign investment. The local companies are expected to take their businesses to a level. Editorial On 6 December 2017, Myanmar’s President U Htin Kyaw signed a new Myanmar Companies Act. The government aims to improve the investment environment and attract more foreign investors. “The Myanmar Companies […]

New Companies Law a game changer for bourse

The enactment of the new Myanmar Companies Law will bring about change for local companies listed or planning to list on the Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX), leading to further development in the economy. Under the new Companies Law, which was officially signed into legislation by President U Htin Kyaw on Wednesday, foreigner investors will now […]

Online stock trading system planned for December launch

With the aim of increasing stock trading value at the Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX), the Myanmar Securities Exchange Supervisory Commission is putting final touches on a plan to introduce an online stock trading system in December, said commission member Htay Chun, at the December 6 Myanmar Investment Development Forum held at the IBC in Yangon. […]

Myanmar Companies Act approved

President U Htin Kyaw signed the Myanmar Companies Act at the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Wednesday, approving the most anticipated piece of legislation in the country this year. Under the new Myanmar Companies Act, foreigners will be permitted to take up to a 35 percent stake in local companies. It also stipulates that businesses with foreign stakes […]

First Private Bank may mull delisting from the YSX

First Private Bank (FPB) appears to be mulling a delisting from the Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX) at a time when many more companies are needed on the bourse to boost trading and develop more robust capital markets. Among the 11 general resolutions passed during the company’s 26th Annual General Meeting on August 27 was one […]

MTSH falls upon trading ex-dividend, spurs rumours of share sale

Shares of Myanmar Thilawa SEZ Holdings Public Limited (MTSH), which is listed on the Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX), have plunged since trading ex-dividend on August 9. MTSH has proposed a dividend of K260 per share for the financial year ended March 31, 2017. Shareholders will be asked to approve the dividend at the company’s 4th […]

Fixing the Myanmar economy

Major structural overhauls have to be carried out so the country can maximise its potential for growth. Myanmar’s economy is projected by the World Bank to grow by an average of 7 percent between 2017 and 2019. Last year, GDP rose by 6.5pc. That’s among the fastest growing economies in Asia, alongside the likes of […]

Myanmar Agro Exchange Public Limited  making efforts to be listed on YSX

Myanmar Agro Exchange Public Limited (MAEX) may soon become a listed company on the Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX). Stock trading was approved for MAEX by the Securities and Exchange Commission of Myanmar under the Ministry of Planning and Finance on 11th Jan 2017, but there are still technical and legal changes to be accomplished. “We […]