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 slid 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 0.7858 0.0025 0.32%
AUD 0.8895 0.0022 0.25%
EUR 0.6235 0.0021 0.34%
GBP 0.4912 0.0015 0.31%
HKD 6.0935 0.0189 0.31%
JPY 85.9370 0.3700 0.43%

Commods

Commodity Price Change Time
Gold Index 1198.1 -13.740 2014-10-30T00:
Oil Brent 86.2 -0.880 2014-10-30T00:
Oil Nymex 81.1 -1.180 2014-10-30T00:
Silver Index 16.4 -0.830 2014-10-30T00:

Indices

Symbol Open High Last %
NZX 50 5370.2 5405.3 5370.2 0.35%
NASDAQ 4532.1 4575.5 4549.2 0.37%
DAX 9091.1 9147.0 9082.8 0.35%
DJI 16968.1 17224.0 16974.3 1.30%
FTSE 6453.9 6483.2 6453.9 0.15%
HKSE 23913.7 23952.7 23702.0 0.90%
NI225 15817.1 15958.9 15658.2 1.81%