YEREVAN, April 10. / ARKA /. The amount of transactions with securities in the IV quarter of 2013 in Armenia slashed by 17.5 percent when compared to the same period in 2012, to 168.2 billion drams, the Central Bank said in its bulletin for the fourth quarter of 2013.
According to it, the amount of transactions with corporate bonds fell by 48.5 billion drams to 27.9 billion drams, while the amount of transactions with shares increased by 2.1 billion drams to about 4.5 billion drams.
In the IV quarter, transactions with government bonds accounted for about 80.8 % of all transactions at the securities market. In terms of money that amount was about 135.9 billion drams, up 8.5% from the year before.
According to the Central Bank, the leading players at this market were commercial banks, which accounted for 93.4 % of all deals while investment companies’ share was 6.6%.
The amount of Repo transactions (including repo transactions at the regulated market) plunged by 59.7% from the same time span last year to 495.2 billion drams. Of these, 232.1 billion drams constituted extended transaction. The amount of trust money declined by 27.6% to 1.5 billion drams.
In late December 2013, some 21 securities of 14 issuer companies, including 12 shares of 11 issuers and 9 bonds of 5 issuer companies traded at the market. -0 -