NZX trading value rises in September, ending 7 months of decline

(BusinessDesk) The value of trading in NZX debt and equity markets rose 15% in September from a year earlier, ending seven months of decline.

The total value of trades last month was $2.6 billion, underpinned by strength in share trading.

The value of equity trading climbed 16% to $2.5 billion while the value of trading on the debt market declined 5.9% to $93 million, NZX says in its monthly shareholders metrics report.

The total number equity securities listed fell 0.6% to 168 from September 2011, while the debt securities declined 7.4% to 100.

New Zealand's capital markets showed increasing signs of life, with the total market capitalisation for stocks rising 14% to $63.5 billion, about 31% of gross domestic product, from the same month a year earlier.

The market cap for the debt market fell 2% to $15.2 billion, or 7.4% of GDP.

Shares of NZX were unchanged at $1.13 yesterday and have gained about 17% this year.


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NZ Market Snapshot

Forex

Sym Price Change
USD 0.6691 0.0051 0.77%
AUD 0.9400 0.0003 0.03%
EUR 0.5923 0.0039 0.66%
GBP 0.4598 0.0008 0.17%
HKD 5.2148 0.0383 0.74%
JPY 76.0030 -0.4970 -0.65%

Commods

Commodity Price Change Time
Gold Index 1198.6 -0.010 2016-02-09T00:
Oil Brent 31.0 -0.980 2016-02-09T00:
Oil Nymex 28.0 -1.750 2016-02-09T00:
Silver Index 15.4 0.020 2016-02-09T00:

Indices

Symbol Open High Last %
NZX 50 6071.3 6088.8 6071.3 -0.85%
NASDAQ 4318.3 4369.6 4268.8 0.75%
DAX 8938.0 9128.5 8879.4 1.55%
DJI 16035.6 16201.9 16014.4 -0.34%
FTSE 5632.2 5712.8 5632.2 0.71%
HKSE 19287.4 19397.9 19183.1 0.55%
NI225 16127.9 16163.0 16085.4 -2.31%