The Panama Stock Exchange offers the investor both debt instruments such as bonds and notes, as well as corporate stock. In the primary market, meaning first issue instruments or IPO’S, which in the Panama Stock Exchange could be bonds or shares. Bonds were the indisputable stars of last years transaction volume.
Last year was a very strong year for the Panama Stock Market. The Panama Stock Exchange although small in terms of transaction numbers and participants, it showed a percentage growth of 61.35% versus 2009. In 2010 the total negotiated value of the Panama Stock Exchange was $2,639 billion whereas in 2009 it closed with a total negotiated value of $1,635 billion according to an official press release form issued by the Stock Exchange.
This is the largest negotiated value since the Panama Stock Exchange began operating 20 years ago. The Panama Stock Exchange has only 22 registered companies that trade their shares publicly. Article, www.panamaQmagazine.com