Nicaragua: Stock Market Continues to Grow

Between January and March $382 million in securities transactions were traded, 45% more than the amount recorded in the same period in 2015.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Data from the National Stock Exchange indicates that in March alone the volume traded by the five exchanges approved in the stock exchange system amounted to $94 million, an increase of 136% over the same month of 2015.

"... According to Gerardo Arguello, general manager of the Stock Exchange of Nicaragua, the repo market was boosted considerably in 2016 and enabled this growth. That means that "companies, organizations or national banks that have excess liquidity, lend to others who need money in the very short term, helping to increase the volume" of transactions in the market, said Eduardo Ortega, general manager of INVERCASA Exchange. "

Elnuevodiario.com.ni reports that "...Although growth of 45.4% of the market is significant for connoisseurs of the subject, they do not dare to make projections about what might be the amount achieved in 2016. Last year there was more than US $1.2 billion in transactions. But, in the view of Eduardo Ortega, the stock market is very changeable market and although it has seen significant growth in recent months, it may rise or fall on others. "

View report by the National Stock Exchange of Nicaragua. (In Spanish)

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