Stock Exchange Sophomore IPO Hits Ceiling

After only a few hours of trading, the Yangon Stock Exchange’s second public listing soars 25 percent, reaching its daily trading limit.

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Burma’s Puppeteers Put On Cross-Asean Performance

After a weeklong workshop hosted by the Asean Puppet Exchange, Burmese puppet troupes are hopeful for more cultural integration among Asean members.

Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Steps Down

In a surprise move, the chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission submitted a letter of resignation on Thursday to step down from his current post.

Rangoon real estate prices fall as much as 25 percent, a sign that a larger market correction may be on the horizon.

Chit Khine: ‘The Leadership Has To Show Magnanimity’

The Irrawaddy speaks with Chit Khine, chairman of the Eden Group of Companies, about cronies, corruption and Burma’s economic prospects.

Kyat Value Grows in Wake of Govt Power Transfer

Since Burma’s democratic handover of power on April 1, the country has seen a resurgence in the value of the kyat, observers say.

About a half-dozen additional companies could potentially list this year on the Yangon Stock Exchange, a bourse that opened with just one firm’s shares available.

Central Bank Looks to Mobile Banking to Ramp Up Financial Inclusion

In a move to reach more customers, the Central Bank of Myanmar has revealed rules to create an efficient climate of regulated mobile financial services.

The tycoon talks about expanding his businesses, fostering a younger generation of entrepreneurs and hopes for his removal from the US sanctions list.

Military-Linked UMEHL Transitions Into Public Company

After being backed by the military for over two decades, Union of Myanmar Economic Holdings Limited (UMEHL) has been turned into a public company.

At 8.4%, Auspicious Outlook for Economic Growth: ADB

Burma’s economic growth is forecast to recover to 8.4 percent in fiscal year 2016-17, a new report from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) says.

Will YSX Deal a Blow to Burma’s Real Estate Market?

The launch of the Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX) leaves some observers wondering if this could put a dent in the country’s volatile real estate market.

Rangoon’s new chief minister says he will focus on using local and foreign investment to ramp up infrastructure development in Burma’s commercial capital.

YSX Shares Trading Kicks Off With One Listing

Following earlier delays, shares trading at the Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX) kicks off, debuting one week before a new government comes to power in Burma.

Are New Ministers an Auspicious Sign For Burma’s Businesses?

Burma’s business community reacts positively as Parliament releases 18 names for cabinet positions in the country’s new government.

KBZ Bank, Army-Run Companies Among Top Corporate Tax Payers

According to Burma’s Internal Revenue Department, Kanbawza Bank (KBZ) tops the list of corporate tax payers for 2014-15, along with army-owned companies.

The UK-based GovRisk group has encouraged Burma’s new government to continue the country’s financial intelligence unit in order to clean up financial crime.

With figures topping US$5 billion, a widening trade deficit is likely to greet Burma’s new government on April 1, says the Ministry of Commerce.

In Burma, a Fine Line Between CSR and Karmic Cash

Burma’s business sector is still coming to terms with the differences between corporate social responsibility (CSR) and less internationally palatable forms of giving, observers say.

Since Htin Kyaw’s Tuesday morning confirmation as Burma’s next president, observers have been speculating on the political shift’s economic impact.

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