The Irish Stock Exchange has reported a 4% increase in equity turnover for the first nine months of the year, while the ISEQ Overall index is up 5.6% year so far this year.

The ISE said that turnover in equities stood at €73 billion in the nine months from January to September, up 4% compared to the same time last year.

In a statement, the ISE said the ISEQ General index increased by 6.3% while the ESM and ISEQ 20 indices rose by 13.4% and 6.2% respectively during the nine month period. 

Meanwhile, a total of €1.1 billion was raised by Irish Stock Exchange-listed companies in the first nine months of the year - more than double during the same time in 2016.  

Among the ISE-listed companies to raise new capital during the third quarter were Greencoat Renewables - which raised €270m from its IPO - Draper Esprit and Great Western Mining. 

Cairn Homes took a primary listing on the ISE in July, while Glenveagh Properties also listed earlier this month.

The ISE said its total listings grew to 36,072 securities in the third quarter and now represent over 4,000 issuers from more than 85 countries around the globe.

Among the 2,532 new bond listings during the third quarter to the ISE's Main Securities Market (MSM) and Global Exchange Market (GEM) were the Ontario Teacher's Pension Plan, the Republic of Iraq, Odeabank of Turkey and China's Shougang Group.

The ISE said it also saw 221 new fund classes and had 5,440 fund securities listed at the end of the third quarter of this year. 

These included new funds from Marlborough International, Neuberger Berman, BNY Mellon and IGC.