More Panamanians Participate in Securities Market

There is more interest in securities, and negotiable commercial values (VCN) are the most sought for.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Brokers assure that the stock market culture in Panama is changing, and more and more people are interesting in investing in bonds or stocks. publishes comments from stock brokers, who "assure there are people that prefer to purchase securities than saving their money in fixed term deposits, as they receive higher interests in the first case".

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Good Deals on the Honduran Stock Exchange

July 2012

Lacking financing from international organizations, the Honduran government is generating attractive business as it turns to the securities industry for the money it needs.

According to Arturo Alvarado, former Minister of Finance, "the need for government resources is driving the securities industry and although there is a high cost for the state, is an option for getting fresh resources."

Panamanian Exchange Trading Grows by 27.5%

January 2012

The total amount traded on the Panamanian Stock Exchange (BVP in Spanish) at the end of 2011 was $3.365 million, 27.5% more than in 2010.

A statement from the BVP said that the total amount traded was $1,377 million in releases of corporate bonds and $1,243 million in state certificates.

Trading Volume Up 70% in Panama’s Stock Exchange

March 2010

Between January and February 2010 the Exchange traded $293 Million, 70% more than the same period of 2009.

$205 million were traded in the primary market, an 83.5% increase when compared to 2009.

From “the secondary market reported the highest relative increase: 95.9% or $58.8 million”.

15.4% less traded in Panama exchange

January 2009

The total trading at the Panama Stock Exchange (BVP) at the end of 2008 was $1.93 billion, or 15.4% less than 2007.

According to, "During the first three quarters of 2008, the BVP recorded an increase that was greater than in 2007, however in the last three months of the year, the situation was reversed.

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