Stock Exchange Integration

The dream of integrating the Latin American stock exchanges grows even stronger, in an attempt to strengthen the markets in these countries.

Monday, August 25, 2008

In order to achieve this objective, the Association of Central American and Caribbean Trade Exchanges will meet starting August 28 to establish the main bases for this process. Sources for said that the agreement will bring development to the region's businesses which will also spread to the commercial sector.

BOLCEN 2008. This year's meeting will be held under the theme "Innovations and Strategies for Revitalizing the Markets" and will cover topics such as "Corporate Government Practices in the region," "The sale of state assets: Driving force for the Development of Stock Markets," "Strategies for attracting new issuers," to name a few.

The event is being organized by the Panama Stock Exchange. President of the Exchange, Roberto Brenes has said that it is an honor to host such an important event where all the Stock Exchanges from Latin American countries will present integration projects to develop the stock market in the region.

The Sheraton Hotel will welcome prominent leaders from stock-related areas such as regulators, stock exchanges and agencies, and entities related to the market from Bolcen member countries as well as from other Latin American countries, in order to share experiences and to elaborate proper strategies.

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Panamanian Stock Market Aims for Regionalization

August 2010

It is looking beyond Central American integration alone to also include South America.

Roberto Brenes, head of Panama's Stock Market (BVP in Spanish), explained that the first step is to merge BVP and LATIN CLEAR, a Panamanian Central Securities Depository which performs Custody, Clearing, Settlement and electronic administration of securities. This is seen as necessary towards regionalization.

Stock Exchange integration on the Isthmus coming soon

August 2008

An integrated Central American Stock Exchange could start to operate next year, said the president of the Panama Stock Exchange

Regulatory and technical obstacles will be resolved, probably in the next few months, clearing the way for a single trading platform for Panama, Costa Rica and El Salvador, said Ricardo Arango in an interview during a conference in Panama City yesterday.

Regional stock markets aim to sing from the same song sheet

July 2008

Panama, El Salvador and Costa Rica are working on a project that will harmonize – though not merge – their stock markets.

Other countries, including Nicaragua, Colombia and the Dominican Republic, have also shown interest in taking part. The new scheme is expected to come on stream within two or three years.

Seminar on Securities Exchanges in the Region set for August

July 2008

The 15th Seminar of the Association of Securities Exchanges of Central America and the Caribbean will take place in Panama August 28-29.

Officials from securities markets throughout the region will discuss advances in the project of integrating local markets into a single regional market and the opportunities that this represents.

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