Myanmar’s Stock Exchange Struggles a Year After Launch

​ YANGON — Housed in a stately colonial building at the heart of Myanmar’s financial district sits the Yangon Stock Exchange, which amid great expectations opened its doors as the country’s first bourse a year ago this month. Fast forward to today, and the exchange, known as YSX, is struggling. With only four listed issues, […]

NLD’s One-Year Anniversary: Government’s Economic Focus a Little Thin on Substance (I)

While a year has passed since the new government proclaimed “It’s time for change”, there’s no evidence of substantive changes for the private sector. Bureaucracy, lack of policy clarity and political uncertainty have dampened the mood of businesses. One year has almost passed since the new government took office with the slogan that shouts “It’s […]

Stock Exchange Not ready for Open Market

​​ Htay Chun, a member of the Myanmar Securities Exchange Supervisory Commission said the country is not in a position to establish an over-the-counter market for public companies which are not included on the Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX). There was a widespread criticism that the selling of shares by some public companies without an over-the-counter […]

The Peninsula Hotel to Arrive in Yangon

​​ First Myanmar Investment (FMI) has announced its luxury hotel venture The Peninsula Yangon as part of its real estate development Yoma Central, a move that coincided with a rise in its share price. On February 16, FMI held a groundbreaking ceremony for the Yoma Central project, formerly known as the Landmark Development, in Yangon. […]

Listing Brings Few Benefits for Construction Sector for now

​​ There is only one listed construction-related firm on the Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX) at the moment. Joining the YSX will not boost the construction companies to raise capital for real estate projects in the short term. KBZ Bank deputy managing director U Bo Bo Wai Maung said that local construction companies should consider joining […]

Danyingone Market Developer Launches Share Sale

​​ Trading on the Yangon Stock Exchange may be lacklustre, but there is still demand for shares in over-the-counter markets for the right firms. Myanmar Agro Exchange Public Company, a food market and supply chain firm partly owned by local tycoon U Win Aung, is in the process of a share sale and says it […]

YSX Capitalisation Reaches $597m

​​ Market capitalisation at the Yangon Stock Exchange has reached US$597 million and trading value is US$3.4 billion, higher than in Vietnam and Laos after a year of trading, said Maung Maung Win, deputy minister for planning and finance and chair of the Myanmar Securities Exchange Supervisory Commission. The YSX opened on March 25 last year. There are four listed companies so far on the YSX. Indonesia’s stock exchange was launched in 1977 and it had only one listed company one year after the launch. He said the […]

Stock Exchange Ready to Trade Online

​​ Thet Tun Oo, a Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX) manager, says the Securities and Exchange Commission of Myanmar (SECM) is testing online trading. The six securities companies officially licensed by the SECM were ready to start when official permission was given, he added. “The public is calling for the online trading. It’s up to the […]

YSX’s Newest Trading Company Announces Base Share Price

​​ RANGOON — The Yangon Stock Exchange’s (YSX) newest trading company, First Private Bank (FPB), announced its base share price on Thursday, one day before trading is set to begin. The FPB will be start trading in YSX at January 20. The share base price for FPB is 39,000 kyats (US$28.50), with the upper limit set […]

Myanmar Companies Act sent to parliament

The Myanmar Companies Act – a pivotal piece of legislation that will reform how companies are regulated and allow foreign investors onto the Yangon Stock Exchange – was submitted to the Pyithu Hluttaw at the start this month, according to Directorate of Investment and Company Administration Director General U Aung Naing Oo. The new act […]