Stock Market Activity Doubled in Panama

In 2010 $ 2,639 million, 61% higher than 2009, were traded on the Stock Exchange.

Monday, January 17, 2011

The Panama Stock Exchange had never to date experienced a turnover like the one achieved in 2010.

"The stock index (BVPSI), which suffered during the international financial crisis, began 2010 with anemic performances, but recovering during the first quarter of the year and then began to gain momentum," Edith Castillo writes in his article in "The index rose from 228.05 points in December 2009 to 261.68 points in December 2010, yielding 14.75%."

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Boost in Nicaraguan Stock Exchange

September 2011

In July the operations of the Stock Exchange reported growth of 28% compared to same month in 2010.

Estimates for the end of 2011 show a 24% increase, on the basis that between January and August transactions totaled more than $465 million. reported statements by Edgar Gutierrez, general manager of brokerage firm Invercasa, "The growth is partly due to excess liquidity in the economy, issues by the Central Bank of Nicaragua (BCN in Spanish), negotiations that have occurred in the secondary markets on Compensation Payment Bonds (BPI) and also more activity in repurchases. "

Panama: Stock Market Growing Strongly

July 2011

The volume traded in the first half grew by 51% compared to the same period in 2010.

Registration of new shares, government involvement and a rise in the price of most of the registered shares has characterized the Panamanian stock market so far this year.

The primary market was the one that recorded the largest movement, led by the government, whose program of Treasury bills and notes resulted in a trading volume of more than $550 million.

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”.

72.9% Drop in Panamanian Stock Market Transactions

April 2009

This was, according to the Comptroller General of the Republic, during the first two months of 2009 in relation to the same period in 2008.

The Comptroller’s report also noted a decrease of 18.3% in the stock index.

Tagnia Shocrón S. wrote in "The downward trend began with the volume traded in September 2008, and it has remained so far this year.

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