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 0.6743 0.0035 0.52%
AUD 0.9305 -0.0015 -0.16%
EUR 0.6042 0.0028 0.47%
GBP 0.4608 0.0024 0.52%
HKD 5.2370 0.0273 0.52%
JPY 75.0080 0.6210 0.83%

Commods

Commodity Price Change Time
Gold Index 1212.7 -6.530 2016-05-27T00:
Oil Brent 50.0 0.550 2016-05-27T00:
Oil Nymex 49.3 -0.080 2016-05-27T00:
Silver Index 16.3 -0.070 2016-05-27T00:

Indices

Symbol Open High Last %
NZX 50 7023.3 7046.8 7019.6 0.28%
NASDAQ 4938.5 4951.1 4933.5 0.26%
DAX 10356.1 10365.2 10333.2 -0.15%
DJI 17891.5 17899.2 17873.2 -0.04%
FTSE 6270.8 6290.1 6270.8 -0.10%
HKSE 20617.3 20974.7 20629.4 0.90%
NI225 17029.5 17251.4 17068.0 0.98%
ASX 5408.0 5408.0 5408.0 -0.54%