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Myanmar’s exchange takes its time learning to walk

Three years after it was founded, Yangon Stock Exchange is marooned, which doesn’t augur well for developing the capital markets. Myanmar’s stock exchange could hardly be in a better location. The imposing stone building commands a corner on one of downtown Yangon’s busiest intersections and was originally the central Reserve Bank of India’s branch when […]

Is Myanmar ready for cryptocurrency?

The recent coverage of Chinese blockchain company Shellpay Internet Technology Co’s plan to issue digital coins in eastern Shan has sparked widespread social media attention on the cryptocurrency industry. Cryptocurrencies are digital currencies that has no physical form. Unlike cash, they have decentralised control and does not require a central bank or federal reserve. Blockchain […]

Bid to establish Myanmar derivatives market begins

THOUGH Myanmar’s stock market is yet to be very active due to a lag in investor interest, another move is now under way to set up a derivatives market in the nation, according to a workshop held at the Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX) yesterday. Min Htike Aung, managing director of New World Financial Group, said […]

FMI changes name, revises constitution

Yangon Stock Exchange-listed First Myanmar Investment (FMI) Company announced on Saturday that it will be adopting a new name and constitution in accordance with the Myanmar Companies Law. At the first special general meeting held in Yangon’s National Theatre, the firm said that a new constitution will replace current memorandum and articles of association, as […]

OUELH expands into Myanmar healthcare with US$19.5m acquisition

OUE Lippo Healthcare (OUELH) is venturing into Myanmar with stake acquisitions in two joint venture companies that own three hospitals, one medical centre and two clinics. This will give the company presence in the key cities of Yangon, Mandalay and Taunggyi, the subsidiary company of OUE Limited said on Thursday. OUELH’s wholly owned units have […]

Reset capital market, allow foreign competition to unleash growth: leaders

Foreign investor interest in Myanmar appears to be waning at a time when the global economy is losing momentum, if recent data is anything go by. As such, a hard reset of the local capital market is needed to ensure the business environment remains friendly to existing firms and entrepreneurs, as their survival and growth […]

Foreign investors show interest in First Private Bank

Foreign investors are showing interest in taking stakes in First Private Bank, which is listed on the Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX), said its CEO, U Myint Zaw. Interest has risen following the enforcement of the Myanmar Companies Law on August 1. The new law states that foreigners will be allowed to own a maximum of […]

MTSH reiterates plans to invest in Kyaukphyu, Thilawa

Myanmar Thilawa SEZ Holdings (MTSH), which is listed on the Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX), has plans to invest in two of the three special economic zones (SEZ) in Myanmar. These include the deep sea port project in Kyaukphyu, Rakhine, and a multi-modal logistics hub in Thilawa, Yangon. It will also invest in the Myitkyina Economic […]

China Beating Japan in War for Economic Influence in Myanmar

While the Japanese foreign minister and State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi discussed Rakhine’s development in Naypyitaw last week, a Chinese Communist Party provincial secretary met the vice president to discuss increasing investment in agriculture, transport and technology cooperation. It is not the first time China and Japan have been seen directly competing on […]

Yangon Stock Exchange sees highest trade in July

July saw the highest trade so far this year at the Yangon Stock Exchange or YSX, according to local media. The value of traded stocks on the YSX last month hit a high of Ks1.23 billion, according to monthly trading data released online by YSX and reported by the Global New Light of Myanmar. While […]