Better Stock Market Figures

In 2018, the volume traded in the Panamanian Stock Exchange totaled $6.100 million, 15% more than the data reported in 2017, mainly because of the behavior of the primary market.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

The increase in the volume traded in 2018 represents a recovery in the stock market, since in 2017 the stock market activity of the Panama Stock Exchange (BVP) reported a 28% decrease compared to 2016.

Prensa.com reviews that "... The primary market, i.e. issues launched for the first time, was the great promoter of stock market activity, with a 37.4% growth, while the secondary market fell by 12.9% compared to 2017."

Chamber of Capital Markets explained that "... the volume traded last year is good. There is a greater volume of negotiation with El Salvador and the importance of connectivity with other remote operators is being noted."

Regarding the transformations in the BVP, last week the institution reported that it successfully implemented its new electronic negotiation system, which operates with Nasdaq Matching Engine technology. See "Electronic Stock Exchange Negotiations."

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Nicaragua: Stock Market Figures

February 2019

During the last three months of last year, $3.324 million was traded on the stock market, far surpassing the $558 million recorded in the same period in 2017.

During the fourth quarter, the most dynamic market was the primary, where 83.9% of the total volume was traded, and the amount traded in the fourth quarter of 2018 represented a little more than 6 times the value traded during the same period in 2017, reports the Central Bank of Nicaragua (BCN).

Less Trading on the Panamanian Stock Exchange

February 2018

The volume traded on the stock market in 2017 amounted to $5.323 billion, 28% less than the amount traded during the previous year.

Despite the decrease registered, authorities and participants of the stock market see the performance in 2017 as positive, and attribute the decline to the fact that in 2016 there were extraordinary movements, caused by the participation of the government and some private sector companies.

Costa Rica: Stock Market Activity Shrinks 4%

December 2017

Between January and November 2017, the volume traded on the stock exchange was $43,153 million, 4% less than the amount traded in the same period in 2016.

According to figures from the National Securities Exchange (BNV), as of November of this year 78,836 operations were recorded for a total of $43.153 billion, 4% lower than the $44.911 billion transacted in the same period in 2016.

The Rise of the Nicaraguan Stock Market

September 2017

In the first eight months of the year, the volume traded in the primary market grew by almost twice as much as in the same period in 2016, driven by growing product diversification and increased investor demand.

Growth in trading in both the primary and secondary market is due mainly to a greater diversification of financial instruments, attractive returns and a growing interest from investors and companies in the stock market both in finding investment options and in seeking financing.

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