Panama: Stock Market Trades Up 33%

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.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

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.

Laestrella.com.pa reports that "...In the case of the primary market in the month of July 2015, background shares reached $20.72 million, preferred shares $2.59 million, bonds $154.73 million and mortgage bonds $75 million."

"...The results in the case of secondary market for July suggest that the shares totaled $5.39 million, stock funds $11.11 million, cumulative preferred stock $0.50 million and preferred shares $1.39 million. "

The general manager of the Panama Stock Exchange, Roberto Brenes, stated that "... despite the reduction in public debt issues operations are still growing.
Brenes stressed that there are interesting operations in real estate and industrial operations. 'It is not about more issues, but diverse issuers.' "



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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."

Nicaragua: Stock Exchange Transactions Up 30% in 2016

January 2017

Trading volume last year reached $1.526 billion, 30% more than what was traded in 2015.

The repo market accounted for most of the volume traded in the stock market in 2016, with an increase over 2015 of 33%. The volume traded in these instruments was 382 million, while in 2015  $289 million was traded.

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.

Panama: Stock Market Accelerates

July 2014

The amount of trade between January and June this year represents 53% of total traded in the market during 2013.

In the month of June 2014 alone transactions in the securities market of Panama totaled $469.7 million, with the primary market, where new issues are made, being the most important, with 53% of the total traded.

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