Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


NZX cash trading in January jumps 33% from year earlier

NZX cash trading in January a third higher than in same month of 2012

Feb. 5 (BusinessDesk) - Cash market trades on the NZX jumped by 33 percent in January from the same month last year, driven by share transactions.

Total trades rose to 69,281 and the value of trading rose 66 percent to $2.3 billion, NZX said in its monthly shareholder metrics. The average daily value of trading rose 51 percent to $106 million.

The NZX 50 Index has gained 4.4 percent this year and reached a five-year high on Jan. 31, helped by the lure of relatively high dividend yields and demand for stocks from KiwiSaver funds. The market value of stocks on the NZX rose 33 percent to $69 billion last month from a year earlier, amounting to 33 percent of gross domestic product.

Total equity trades rose 35 percent to 67,289 while the value climbed about 68 percent to $2.3 billion. Trades in debt securities fell 14 percent to 1,992 while the value rose 15 percent to $65 million. The value of debt securities on the NZDX fell 7.1 percent to $14.7 billion.

There were 167 equity securities listed on the NZX in January, a 2.9 percent drop from a year earlier. Debt securities fell 9.3 percent to 97.

NZX shares last traded unchanged at $1.33 and have gained 11 percent this year.

(BusinessDesk)

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Budget Policy Statement: Spending Wins Over Tax Cuts; Big Ticket Items Get Boost

Income tax cuts are on hold as the government says “responding to the earthquakes and reducing debt are currently of higher priority”, although election year tax sweeteners remain possible. More>>

ALSO:

Fishy: Is Whitebaiting Sustainable?

The whitebait fry - considered a delicacy by many - are the juveniles of five species of galaxiid, four of which are considered threatened or declining. The SMC asked freshwater experts for their views on the sustainability of the whitebait fishery and whether we're doing enough to monitor the five species of galaxiid that make up whitebait. More>>

ALSO:

Crown Accounts: Smaller-Than-Expected Four-Month Deficit

The New Zealand government's accounts recorded a smaller-than-forecast deficit in the first four months of the fiscal year on a higher-than-expected inflow of corporate and goods and services tax. More>>

ALSO:

On For Christmas: KiwiRail Ferries Back In Full Operation After Quake

KiwiRail’s Interislander ferries are back in full operation for the first time since the Kaikoura earthquake, with the railspan that allows rail wagons to be loaded on the Aratere now restored. More>>

ALSO:

Comerce Commission Investigation: Prosecutions Over Steel Mesh Labelling

Steel & Tube Holdings, along with two other companies, will be prosecuted by the Commerce Commission following the regulator's investigation into seismic steel mesh, while Fletcher Building's steel division has been given a warning. More>>

ALSO:

Wine: 20% Of Marlborough Storage Tanks Damaged By Quake

An estimated 20 percent of wine storage tanks in the Marlborough region, the country’s largest wine producing area, have been damaged by the impact of the recent Kaikoura earthquake. More>>

ALSO:

ACC: Levy Recommendations For 2017 – 2019 Period

• For car owners, a 13% reduction in the average Motor Vehicle levy • For businesses, a 10% reduction in the average Work levy, and changes to workplace safety incentive products • For employees, due to an increase in claims volumes and costs, a 3% increase in the Earners’ levy. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news