Panama Stock Exchange Up 4.7% in 2014

In the primary market the amount of transactions recorded was $3.389 billion, 2% less than in 2013, while in the secondary market negotiations increased by 22%.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

From the Annual Summary by the Panama Stock Exchange (BVP):

2014 was a year of significant achievement for the Panama Stock Exchange, annual trading volume increased by 4.7% compared to 2013, with total trading of $5.2 billion.

The private role occupied 63% of the total market negotiations, where trading in debt instruments predominated, mostly bonds with $1.7 billion and secondly negotiable commercial shares ​​at $685 billion. In the stock market instruments with the largest trading volumes were fund shares, with $269 billion.

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Better Stock Market Figures

January 2019

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.

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.

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.

Panama: Stock Market Figures up to March 2017

April 2017

Of the total volume traded on the stock market in the first quarter, 55% were in the primary market, 29% in the secondary and the remainder were repurchases.

"..."The most traded instruments in the primary market were corporate bonds-notes and negotiable commercial securities for $338.9 million, followed by Bonds and Treasury Bills for $228.8 million," said the Stock Exchange in a note to which ANPanama had access. In addition, $20.1 million in shares of mutual funds were traded in this market, along with $9.9 million in common stock and $198 thousand in preferred shares."

Stock Negotiations Up 37% in Panama

October 2014

Between January and September $4.25 billion were traded in the stock market, up from the $3.093 billion traded in the same period in 2013.  

The months reporting the largest amounts were March, with $697.5 million and July, with $578.6 million, while the months reporting lower volumes were January at $317.9 million and February at $335.4 million.

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