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Myanmar plans alternative market to jump-start stock exchange

Myanmar’s securities regulator and the Yangon Stock Exchange are planning to establish an alternative market where investors can trade shares of unlisted companies, the Nikkei Asian Review has learned. Dubbed the Myanmar Public Companies Board, the new market will be a steppingstone for companies to list on the fledgling Yangon Stock Exchange, according to a […]

Myanmar Citizens Bank to increase SME access to finance

Yangon-listed Myanmar Citizens Bank (MCB) inked an agreement with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to increase access to finance for small businesses and individuals. The IFC will provide advice to the public lender to transform and modernise its business operations to better serve small businesses. The project will be delivered over two years and will […]

Myanmar bourse seeks shot in the arm from overseas investors

YANGON — Myanmar will let foreign individuals and companies invest in the Yangon Stock Exchange, looking to breathe new life into the nation’s lone bourse. The Southeast Asian country’s Securities and Exchange Commission issued the notice on Friday. Foreign investors will be permitted to hold stakes totaling up to 35% in companies trading in Yangon. […]

FMI weighed down by lacklustre market

Overall market weakness is the reason why First Myanmar Investment Public Company Limited’s (FMI) shares have performed poorly on the Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX). The company, among five listed on the YSX, recently posted its full-year ended March 31, 2019 results. While earnings dropped by almost 42 percent to K14.4 billion for the 12 months […]

Shares on YSX reach five-month high

Stock trading of 275,325 shares by five companies listed on the Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX) in May reached a five-month high of K1.4 billion, according to YSX monthly report, state media reported. The figure doubled over last month’s record of K506 million with 102,682 shares; while trading value in January was registered at K526 million […]

Logistics player Ever Flow River to list on YSX this year

Ever Flow River Group Public Company (EFR Group), which provides logistics services in Myanmar, wants to list on the Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX) this year, its chair, U Kyaw Lwin Oo, told The Myanmar Times. If successful, it will become the sixth company to list on the bourse since its launch in 2016. EFR Group […]

CityMart replaces FMI to rank first in Pwint Thit Sa corporate disclosure report

Familiar names featured among the top ranked companies in the latest Pwint Thit Sa report on corporate governance and transparency, which for the first time assessed the performance of leading state-owned economic enterprises. The fifth Pwint Thit Sa report by the Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business, completed in partnership with business consultancy, Yever, assessed information […]

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 […]