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Myanmar Prepares to Let Foreigners Trade Local Stocks From March

  • Securities regulator says expatriates to get permission first
  • Agency plans to allow first Myanmar corporate bonds in 2020
Inside the Yangon Stock Exchange in Yangon, Myanmar.

Inside the Yangon Stock Exchange in Yangon, Myanmar.

Photographer: Taylor Weidman/Bloomberg

Myanmar plans to let some foreigners trade local stocks from March, in an initial step toward expanding the country’s small bourse.

Expatriates residing in the nation will be the first allowed to trade on the Yangon Stock Exchange, with permission for other foreigners coming later in stages, Htay Chun, a commissioner at the Securities and Exchange Commission of Myanmar, said in an interview Tuesday in Yangon.