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.
Last year the amount of transactions recorded was $997 million, with highlights including 32% growth in trading in the primary market.
The good performance of the Nicaraguan economy has been accompanied by a sharp rise in the stock market, where a significant dynamism was seen, mainly in the primary market where securities have been traded for the first time.
The total trading at the Panama Stock Exchange (BVP) at the end of 2008 was $1.93 billion, or 15.4% less than 2007.
According to laestrella.com.pa, "During the first three quarters of 2008, the BVP recorded an increase that was greater than in 2007, however in the last three months of the year, the situation was reversed.