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 0.7078 0.0067 0.96%
AUD 0.9563 0.0027 0.28%
EUR 0.6385 0.0019 0.30%
GBP 0.5299 0.0000 0.00%
HKD 5.4893 0.0488 0.90%
JPY 72.6200 1.1740 1.64%

Commods

Commodity Price Change Time
Gold Index 1317.9 -6.180 2016-06-28T00:
Oil Brent 49.3 1.490 2016-06-28T00:
Oil Nymex 47.9 1.590 2016-06-28T00:
Silver Index 17.8 0.100 2016-06-28T00:

Indices

Symbol Open High Last %
NZX 50 6716.6 6789.2 6716.6 1.08%
NASDAQ 4643.9 4693.0 4594.4 2.12%
DAX 9458.4 9554.4 9268.7 1.93%
DJI 17190.5 17409.7 17140.2 1.57%
FTSE 5982.2 6170.3 5982.2 2.64%
HKSE 19898.8 20196.2 20227.3 -0.27%
NI225 15094.7 15443.8 15309.2 0.09%
ASX 5103.3 5156.5 5103.3 0.98%