Stock Market Activity Doubled in Panama

In 2010 $ 2,639 million, 61% higher than 2009, were traded on the Stock Exchange.

Monday, January 17, 2011

The Panama Stock Exchange had never to date experienced a turnover like the one achieved in 2010.

"The stock index (BVPSI), which suffered during the international financial crisis, began 2010 with anemic performances, but recovering during the first quarter of the year and then began to gain momentum," Edith Castillo writes in his article in "The index rose from 228.05 points in December 2009 to 261.68 points in December 2010, yielding 14.75%."

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The volume traded in the first half grew by 51% compared to the same period in 2010.

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In August, after 6 months of consecutive increases, trading volume dropped 61% when compared to the previous month.

Emiliano Maranhao, CEO of stock brokerage Invercasa, reported this as a normal cyclical situation, which happens this time of the year.

"According to the head of Invercasa, the drop is related to high trading volume in the first six months of the year, which triggered a reduction in yields, causing a slowdown in investment starting August", reported

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