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Maex prepares to file at Yangon stock exchange

Myanmar Agro Exchange Public Lt. (MAEX), which builds and operates Da Nyin Gone Fruit, Vegetable and Fruit Wholesale market, said it has prepared all the requirements to be listed at the Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX). “With the help from lawyers, we have prepared 18 points, that we needed to complete. We are closely watching the […]

Second board to enable trading of non-listed companies planned

A second board will be established to enable the public to trade shares of companies that are not listed on the main board of the Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX), U Htay Chun, member of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Myanmar (SECM), said earlier this month. The move is expected to create an official platform […]

Injecting new life into Yangon Stock Exchange

Move to liberalise trading is likely to spark interest among foreign retail investors resident in the city, but global asset and fund managers may remain cautious. THE Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX) will be the last of the region’s markets to open up to foreign investors. The normally tight-lipped Yangon market regulator announced on July 12 […]

Myanmar’s $400m stock market to open to foreigners

Myanmar will allow direct foreign ownership of shares at the Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX), a move designed to throw a lifeline to the country’s only bourse. In a notice on Friday, the regulator, the Securities and Exchange Commission of Myanmar, said foreign individuals and locally-registered entities would be allowed to invest in listed shares of […]

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 […]