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 0.6971 0.0038 0.55%
AUD 0.9336 0.0031 0.33%
EUR 0.6203 0.0014 0.23%
GBP 0.5360 0.0031 0.58%
HKD 5.4287 0.0329 0.61%
JPY 77.6530 0.4720 0.61%

Commods

Commodity Price Change Time
Gold Index 1252.8 -13.980 2017-05-18T00:
Oil Brent 52.7 0.320 2017-05-18T00:
Oil Nymex 49.7 0.320 2017-05-18T00:
Silver Index 16.7 -0.240 2017-05-18T00:

Indices

Symbol Open High Last %
NZX 50 7392.1 7410.8 7392.1 0.24%
NASDAQ 6098.2 6117.9 6083.7 0.48%
DAX 12665.0 12670.3 12638.7 -0.12%
DJI 20867.8 20914.3 20804.8 0.36%
FTSE 7470.7 7518.1 7470.7 0.36%
HKSE 25318.3 25450.0 25174.9 0.86%
NI225 19670.5 19722.9 19590.8 0.45%
ASX 5727.4 5778.1 5727.4 0.76%