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 0.7009 -0.0025 -0.36%
AUD 0.9239 0.0060 0.65%
EUR 0.6078 -0.0023 -0.38%
GBP 0.4771 -0.0026 -0.54%
HKD 5.4314 -0.0267 -0.49%
JPY 74.1160 -0.7500 -1.00%

Commods

Commodity Price Change Time
Gold Index 1291.3 -1.380 2016-05-02T00:
Oil Brent 46.2 -1.130 2016-05-02T00:
Oil Nymex 45.5 -0.440 2016-05-02T00:
Silver Index 17.7 -0.110 2016-05-02T00:

Indices

Symbol Open High Last %
NZX 50 6791.8 6844.5 6791.8 0.64%
NASDAQ 4786.6 4821.6 4775.4 0.88%
DAX 10091.2 10153.9 10039.0 0.84%
DJI 17783.8 17912.3 17773.6 0.66%
FTSE 6322.4 6322.4 6322.4 -1.27%
HKSE 21061.8 21061.8 21067.0 -1.00%
NI225 16357.1 16357.1 16666.0 -3.11%