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) ...
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.
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.