Nicaragua: Government Bonds Pay Up to 8%

The capital market in Nicaragua is offering more and better investments with better returns than months ago.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Yields paid on investments in debt securities in the Nicaraguan local market have attracted the interest of investors. In the first three months of the year 29% more stock market transactions were made than in the same period in 2013.

"The last placement of nearly 7.10 million (Ministry of Finance) had a 7.98% yield. We're talking about nearly eight percent as the amount these bonds are being placed at, where else in Central America are you going to get these rates of interest from a government institution," says Eduardo Ortega, CEO of Invercasa Stock Brokerage firm."

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Nicaragua: Stock Market Trading Down 29%

April 2015

During the first three months of the year $263 million were traded in the stock market, 29.3% less than the amount traded in the same period last year.

So far this year, of the total trading volume, 85% was public sector emissions and 14.7% was securities issued by the private sector.

Nicaragua 2014: Stock Exchange Up 43%

January 2015

Last year the amount of transactions recorded was $997 million, with highlights including 32% growth in trading in the primary market.

The good performance of the Nicaraguan economy has been accompanied by a sharp rise in the stock market, where a significant dynamism was seen, mainly in the primary market where securities have been traded for the first time.

Panama: Stock Market Trades Up 33%

August 2014

In the first six months of the year $3.250 million were traded, which is an increase of 33% compared to the amount traded in the same period in 2013.

The primary market, where fist time issues of shares and debt securities are recorded, had the most activity, with trading of $414.61 million between January and July 2014.

Nicaragua: Stock Transactions Up 35 %

May 2014

Between January and April transactions on the Stock Exchange of Nicaragua were registered worth $439 million, more than the $326 million traded in the same period in 2013.

Bonds issued by the Central Bank of Nicaragua are among the most attractive securities, with over $20 million in volumes traded in April alone, according to the Stock Exchange of Nicaragua (BVN).

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