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Myanmar Gold Market - Singapore Bullion Market Association
As in many Asiatic nations, gold is a favourite form of investing and is used as a source of riches in Myanmar, especially as a deceleration in other sectors of the economies, in particular the real estate markets, is urging domestic gold investments. Myanmar's gold markets are very fluid, but it is illicit to sell gold from Myanmar.
Myanmar's delivery network includes distributors, suppliers, jewelers, retail, miners and refineries, with four large refineries and 25 small refineries, with wholesaling stores in Yangon and Mandalay. There are three federations supporting the delivery chain: The Myanmar Gold Development Public Company, Myanmar Gold Entrepreneurs Association und Yangon Gems & Jewellery Entrepreneurs Association.
The degrees of refinement are also below those of other countries (the gold grade is usually 99%, not "Four Nine"). Since standardization is not stringent, the gold will vary in cleanliness according to the well. Gold consumption is distributed as follows - stores of wealth: Yangon Superstore, 42 Shwe Bhone Thar Street, administered by the Myanmar Gold Entrepreneurs Association.
The Myanmar Gold Entrepreneurs Association includes all parquet dealers. As Myanmar has an autonomous gold exchange, gold is not necessarily determined by global gold price levels. Trade quotes, however, mirror global markets and it seems that at the moment of opening, dealers use global commercial quotes as a reference and convert them into locals and currencies.
In addition, TV broadcasts of global affairs give an impression of the global markets that influence trade choices. There was a blackout during our trip to the Myanmar Gold Entrepreneurs Association, but unexpectedly the trade went on under such circumstances. In Myanmar, retailer gold bullion is sold on locally sourced scales:
is 078 mg and the pound sterling (Kyat). Trades may not be fully translucent and pricing may vary between stores and in different geographies. There are three brand names on the market: Academy, Aung Thamradi and Ba Than. Myanmar's authorities are encouraging both domestic and non-resident investment in the mine industry, provided that they receive an advance licence fee of 5% and a share of approximately 30% of net extraction.
Mines can be entered by FDI or by investing jointly with a domestic enterprise. The Myanmar administration is also promoting the construction of refineries and smelting works using state-of-the-art technologies. There is pure speculation about the scale of the gold mine world.
Currently there are 5 to 6 large mine block projects that are being awarded to some large corporations in the Waphyutaung Area, Yamethin Township, Mandalay Region. Approximately 472 small miners are officially licensed by the Ministry of Mines. The Myanmar Gold Development (MGD), the trade arm of the Myanmar Gold Entrepreneurs Association (MGEA), was established on June 27, 2012 with an authorized equity of 1 trillion Kie.
MGD would also enhance the potential for attracting investments from the general population, stimulate the economies and enhance the number of possibilities for the extractive industries to work with overseas enterprises to enhance their skills. The MGD has actively sought to establish a state-of-the-art gold trade facility for Myanmar's gold markets, serving the gold mines and helping the federal administration to track gold output locally through an appropriate gold exporter channe.
After a long spell of consultations and trips to markets abroad, MGEA recommended the creation of a key trade hub in 2017. The Myanmar Gold Markets Centre (MGMC) is designed to enhance the overall gold product experience and align prices with global markets. Whilst MGEA will limit trade to domestic traders for the time being, it has made a public announcement to attract inward investment at a later date.
Gold Physics deals in Mandalay and Yangon are currently not strictly controlled and are self-controlled by the two federations without stringent standards for local gold production. MGEA' s intent is to put formal trade marks on gold bullion, and MGEA is urging the US federal authorities to impose gold tax, which will support the move to create a dynamic inland gold economy.
Most of the many obstacles to the gold markets reflect those of the Yangon Stock Exchange, such as increasing financial reporting standard, adhering to best practice internationally, hiring skilled technicians and dealers locally and attracting enough players in the markets, but these are moves in the right directions.