Individual investors prevail on the Warsaw Stock Exchange

APA - Austria Presse Agentur
25-08-2006, 15:51

Warsaw (Puls Biznesu) – Individual investors increase their share in the volume of trade on the Polish stock exchange. Foreign investors’ share is decreasing because there are no privatizations.

Warsaw (Puls Biznesu) – Individual investors increase their share in the volume of trade on the Polish stock exchange. Foreign investors’ share is decreasing because there are no privatizations.

 

In the first half of this year, foreign investors generated 29 percent of share on the Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE), or 14 percentage points less than in the same period of last year and the lowest since the middle of 2004, the exchange said. Foreign investors are not withdrawing, however. The activity of individual ones in increasing. In the first half of the year, they increased their share to 37 percent. The Polish institutional investors remained at nearly the same level of 34 percent (33 percent a year ago). Tomasz Wisniewski from WSE believed that individual investors thrive along with the internet. 61 percent of all orders are made via internet, up from 46 percent a year ago.

 

The average capitalization of companies listed in Warsaw is relatively small and amounts to EUR 353m against EUR 1.3 billion in Vienna. Ludwik Sobolewski, WSE CEO, believes that the exchange needs big privatizations to attract investors. There is a chance that in upcoming years, consolidated energy companies will be listed. Today, the capitalization of WSE amounts to EUR 83.2 billion, while the market in Vienna has EUR 122 billion.

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