The integration of stock exchanges in Central America

The memorandum of integration for the stock exchanges of Costa Rica, El Salvador and Panama was signed in 2006. At the end of 2007 it gained strength again.

Monday, November 3, 2008

In March 2008 they set out the plan of action, and the strategies and task to follow in order to build the Central American Stock exchange company.
The structuring of the Central American Stock Exchange Alliance - AMERCA - as it is called, provides for the incorporation of new Central American partners that meet the minimum requirements for membership.
The technological platform, the regulatory framework and critical decision about custody and clearing houses are some of the tasks that....

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Stock Markets are Essential

September 2010

Stock exchanges strengthen capital markets and encourage countries' financial and economic development.

Daniel Choto, writing for Elsalvador.com, reports statements from the general manager of the Salvadoran stock exchange (BVES in Spanish), Javier Mayora, as well as from its president Rolando Duarte.

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.

Regional Stock Exchanges seek business opportunities

August 2008

The alliance of stock exchanges lead by Costa Rica, El Salvador and Panama are attractive to the rest of Central American countries.

Nicaragua and Guatemala hope to form a part of the Alliance of Central American Markets (AMERCA) that is driven by Costa Rica, El Salvador and Panama.

Central American securities markets seek to integrate

June 2008

The securities markets of El Salvador, Panama, and Costa Rica have signed a letter of intent to advance the process of creating the Alliance of Central American Markets (Alianza de Mercados Centroamericanos, AMERCA).

"The vision is to lower transaction costs for the issuer and the investor and to be a communication channel, where they can invest in the three markets at the same time," said Rolando Duarte, president of the El Salvador Securities Exchange.

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