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Singapore-listed Yoma in tie-up with Ayala unit for renewable energy projects in Myanmar

SINGAPORE – Myanmar-focused Yoma Strategic Holdings said on Monday it will form a strategic partnership with AC Energy, the energy platform of Philippine conglomerate Ayala Corporation. The two companies are looking to establish a 50:50 joint venture (JV) to scale up Yoma Micro Power (S) Pte Ltd (YMP) and to explore developing around 200 megawatts […]

Yoma Strategic buying Myanmar restaurant chain Yankin Kyay Oh for 19.4b kyat

Mainboard-listed company Yoma Strategic Holdings will be acquiring a 65 per cent stake in one of Myanmar’s largest restaurant chains, Yankin Kyay Oh Group of Companies Limited (YKKO), for around 19.4 billion kyat (S$17.1 million), the company said in a media statement. The amount, to be funded by internal resources and recent financing activities, took […]

Danish Minister for taxation visits Myanmar

The Danish Ministerial delegation, led by Minister of Taxation Karsten Lauritzen paid a visit to Myanmar on 17-20 January 2019 The purpose of the visit is to exchange the viewpoint about tax policies and conditions for foreign companies in Myanmar. At the first day of the visit, Karsten Lauritzen paid a visit to Carlsberg, the […]

Yoma Land targets middle-income buyers with new property project in Yangon

Yoma Land this month introduced a new real estate project targeted at middle-income earners. The firm, an umbrella branch of Yoma Strategic and First Myanmar Investment Company, on December 21 launched City Loft, a new property project targeting young working professionals. The property will be developed in phases at a 22-acre site within Yoma’s Star […]

Yoma to tap digital banking for nationwide expansion

YOMA BANK, one of the largest private banks in Myanmar, plans to focus on providing digital products to millions of people in Myanmar , according to Hal Bosher, the bank’s chief executive officer. Bosher said in an exclusive interview that digital products would allow the bank to serve the country better, making banking accessible and […]

Unfair taxes, illegal border trade stifle Carlsberg’s Myanmar plan

Michael Jensen, managing director of Carlsberg Myanmar, didn’t bother to hide his frustration at the environment in which his brewery has been forced to do business in the country. “We are faced with a tax regime that is completely unfair, incredibly bothersome bureaucratic procedures and illegal trading of beer across the Thai and China borders,” […]

Brokers’ Call: Yoma Strategic Holdings

Despite some disappointment on Myanmar’s economic growth, we believe Yoma remains the best proxy of a potential economic turnaround in Myanmar with the new government in place. With its diversified portfolio in property, consumer and automotive sectors, Yoma is well placed to tap into the growth. Potential catalysts include recovery in Myanmar’s property market and […]

Mandalay Coffee borrows $596K from Yoma to double export volume

Mandalay Coffee Group (MCG) has signed a funding agreement with Yoma Bank last week to provide K800 million (US$596,000) financial support to coffee farmers to improve their output. MCG is a coffee processor and exporter based in Mandalay, comprising 42 individual shareholders who are involved in different parts of the coffee business supply chain, such […]

Yoma to take 34% stake in mobile payment provider Wave Money in new financial services move

SINGAPORE – Yoma Strategic Holdings on Tuesday announced plans to acquire a 34 per cent stake in Digital Money Myanmar Co, Ltd (Wave Money) from First Myanmar Investment Company Limited (FMI) for US$19.4 million. The mainboard-listed company said the acquisition will spearhead its expansion into the financial services sector that will target the underserved markets […]

Kirin expands market share with Mandalay Brewery JV

Kirin Holdings has officially taken a stake in Mandalay Brewery, the brewer of Mandalay Lager Beer, Mandalay Strong Beer and Mandalay Spirulina Beer. Japanese brewer Kirin Holdings and military-linked Myanmar Economic Holdings Limited (MEHL) signed an agreement on the joint venture in Yangon on Monday. The JV received approval from the Myanmar Investment Commission in […]