Primary capital market operations registered $1.086 billion in the first quarter of 2012, while the secondary recorded $121.023 million in the same period.
There is now a high level of market liquidity, denoted by its trading volume during the first quarter of 2012: $ 1.227 billion, reports martesfinanciero.com. The public sector is predominant as the largest emitter.
"The public sector represents 39% of the movements. In other years the maximum performance was 20%," said Roberto Brenes, director of the BVP.
The increased presence of the official sector in the stock market is due to an issuance by the Republic of Panama, this is a trend that follows a program of internal public State debt through the Government.
"This country will never get an investment grade rating of A if it does not develop a capital market. Part of it is achieved by providing it with liquidity and, above all, creating a culture of investment", said Jose Abbo, vice president of finance at SFC stock exchange.
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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).
The cumulative transactions in Panamanian brokerage houses in the first 8 months of 2012 totalled $65.08 billion.
Capital.com reported: "According to the latest statistics published by the Panama Securities Superintendency (SMV), by August 2012, Interbolsa had the most transactions with a total of $18.346 billion, followed by SFC Investment with $2.369 billion, the National Bank of Panama with $1.337 billion and MMG Bank Corporation with $1.33 billion."
In the first three months of the year $1.350 million worth of securities were traded, up from $1.057 million traded in the same period in 2013.
Increased purchases of securities in the first quarter of 2014 "were made by BG Valores ($230.09 million), Prival Securities ($228.88 million), Banco Nacional de Panama ($195.62 million), MMG Bank Corporation ($142 55 million) and Citivalores ($126.06 million) ...
As the economy grows significantly, reduced government involvement in 2013 led to a meager 1% growth in transactions on the Stock Exchange.
During 2013, transactions in the securities market of Nicaragua grew by just 1%, going from $888.5 million in 2012 to $893.2 million in 2013. The almost zero growth is due to low participation of the government and lack of promotion of its emissions, among other factors.