Guatemala: Stock Market is Growing

Debt securities issued by private companies in the Guatemalan stock market increased by 20% in the last twelve months.

Monday, December 14, 2015

The sale of securities up to December 2014 increased from $239 million to $287 million, an increase of 20%, after a slight decline due to the withdrawal of 5 issues by one of the participating companies was registered in 2014. One factor that attracts companies is the cost of financing, which, depending on the type of instrument to be sold, may be less than the cost of a bank loan.

"... According to Jose Antonio Rodas, manager of the trading division of Lafise Guatemala, private debt in the primary market has developed. According to Rodas, the investor's advantage is that when an issuer decides obtain finance by going to the stock market, they will get a higher interest rate than if they left their resources in a traditional savings account. "

"... Currently, the National Stock Exchange has 17 active issuers, among them leasing companies, credit card companies, investment funds and agricultural and commercial industries with about 32 investment offers. "

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