New laws set to bring life to Myanmar’s capital markets

Yangon 230-150
By Jonathan Breen
15 Dec 2016

Myanmar’s capital market is set for a fillip in 2017 from foreign investors who will gain greater access thanks to new laws coming into force. Expectations are high but the country will be wary of letting any momentum fade, as has happened to some of its neighbours. Jonathan Breen reports.

The Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX) opened in 2015, and hosted its first listing in March this year. First Myanmar Investment, Myanmar Thilawa SEZ Holdings and Myanmar Citizens Bank have listed on the YSX by transferring their shares from the over-the-counter market to the exchange.


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