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 0.6722 0.0039 0.58%
AUD 0.9426 0.0017 0.18%
EUR 0.5945 0.0021 0.35%
GBP 0.4618 0.0016 0.35%
HKD 5.2353 0.0276 0.53%
JPY 75.6020 -0.0840 -0.11%

Commods

Commodity Price Change Time
Gold Index 1194.6 -4.000 2016-02-10T00:
Oil Brent 31.5 0.520 2016-02-10T00:
Oil Nymex 27.5 -0.430 2016-02-10T00:
Silver Index 15.3 -0.170 2016-02-10T00:

Indices

Symbol Open High Last %
NZX 50 6019.5 6028.7 6019.5 -0.37%
NASDAQ 4318.3 4369.6 4268.8 0.35%
DAX 8938.0 9128.5 8879.4 1.55%
DJI 16035.6 16201.9 16014.4 -0.62%
FTSE 5632.2 5712.8 5632.2 0.71%
HKSE 18486.9 18627.5 19288.2 -3.68%
NI225 16127.9 16163.0 16085.4 -2.31%