(PanamaAmerica) The Panama Stock Exchange reported today that in 2010 negotiated a total of 2639.1 billion, a record since it began operations in 1991.
According to a report from the Panamanian market, total trading volume represents an increase of 61.35 percent from 2009 and lies in the increase of 82.68% of emissions in the primary market-driven Treasury Note Programme of the Republic of Panama and corporate bond issues, among others.
The primary market accounted for 80.8% of turnover, or U.S. $ 2132.39 million.
The secondary market grew 61.6% over 2009 and accounted for 13.9% of total (366.83 million dollars), while repurchases accounted for 5.3% of trading volume in 2010.
Regarding the general market index shareholder, reported a yield of 14.75% and stood at 261.68 points at the end of 2010, after negotiating $ 68 million in shares, an increase of 110.5% compared to previous year.
The market capitalization of the 22 companies that make up the overall index rose to 8.348 million dollars, 3.73% higher than 2009, attributed by the institution to increase prices of some shares.
In terms of new corporate issues registered in 2010, reported that they were 24, for 2.117 million dollars, 377.6% higher than last year, when they were $ 561 million.