Myanmar's new bourse: who is ready to list?

Myanmar's securities regulator wants the first stocks listed in Yangon before an imminent change of government. But will any of the six listing candidates be ready?

March will be a landmark month in Myanmar's history, as military rules gives way to a democratically elected government. But the historic handover of power also marks a deadline for the development of the country's stock market

The Myanmar Securities and Exchange Commission, which is controlled by the outgoing administration, wants the first companies listed on the fledgling Yangon Stock Exchange by the time the government leaves power. 

Six companies were named as listing candidates at the launch of the exchange in December see table. But while the SEC is pressing ahead, there’s little certainty about which company will list first, or exactly...

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