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  • Botswana Stock Exchange Market Commentary

    Date 19/03/2001

    While global markets tumbled, the DCI soared 63.97 points (3.9%) to close the week at 1688.99 points, driven by bullish sentiment following a positive country rating by Moody’s, one of the world’s most renowned credit rating agencies.

  • Botswana Stock Exchange Company News

    Date 19/03/2001

    ABCH announced its results for the year ended 31 December 2000. Net interest income rose a strong 41% to P96.9m. Total income went up 85% to P203.7m, while operating expenses rose 63% to P87.1m. Profit before tax and exceptional items grew a strong 78% to P100.4m. However, additional bad debts provisions of P46.8m resulted in profit before tax declining by 13% to P46.9m. The net result was a decline of 50% in earnings to P21.2m. The company says that the one-off bad debt charges were due to hist

  • IPE Electricity Futures Go Live

    Date 16/03/2001

    The IPE will launch its Electricity futures contract on Monday 19 March 2001, following the confirmation yesterday by Peter Hain, Energy Minister, that NETA will go-ahead as planned, on 27 March.

  • FTSE Wins Consolidated CalPERS Benchmark Assignment

    Date 16/03/2001

    FTSE, the global index company, announced that the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), the US’s largest public pension fund with $170 billion in assets, will use a customized version of the FTSE All-World Index as their primary international equity portfolio performance benchmark.

  • FTSE SmallCap Consultation Exercise Launched Today

    Date 16/03/2001

    FTSE launches today a consultation exercise to gather views from UK-based market users on proposed changes to the design and review of the FTSE SmallCap index. Suggested changes include fixing the constituent number at 400 stocks and reviewing the index quarterly rather than annually. Subject to market feedback and necessary approvals, the changes could be implemented from year-end.

  • Four Companies Join Roster Of NYSE-Listed Stocks

    Date 16/03/2001

    In the week ended March 16, four companies joined the roster of NYSE-listed stocks.

  • CME Open Interest Continues Record-Setting Trend As S&P 500 and Eurodollar Futures Post Record Open Interest

    Date 16/03/2001

    Volatile markets continued to increase demand for financial risk management products, leading to new records at Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. (CME). Exchangewide open interest set another record for the fourth consecutive day yesterday, March 15, at 11,859,810 positions, surpassing Wednesday’s record of 11,692,054.

  • CBOT: Dow Special Opening Quotes (SOQ)

    Date 16/03/2001

    CBOT® DJIASM futures settle (are delivered) in cash, not in the actual basket of stocks comprising the index. The settlement price of CBOT® DJIASM futures is based on the special opening quotation (SOQ) of the DJIASM on the day after the last trading day. The SOQ is calculated from NYSE opening prices. NYSE stock opening prices are determined by a special opening auction conducted by stock specialists; opening times of different stocks usually differ. The DJIASM, on the other hand, is computed f

  • Tokyo Stock Exchange: Ad hoc Committee To Consider Future Organisational Structure – Interim Report Published

    Date 15/03/2001

    The Ad hoc Committee charged with determining whether or not TSE should demutualize has been meeting since July last year. The committee recently published an interim report setting out their findings and outlining a conceptual plan for demutualization.

  • SWX Swiss Exchange: Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) Under Swiss law

    Date 15/03/2001

    Today (Thursday) SWX Swiss Exchange commenced trading in XMTCH on SMI®. In the opening auction 7'482 units worth a total of CHF 541'443.30 changed hands. Launched by Credit Suisse Asset Management Funds, the new fund tracks the SMI®. It is primary listed in the Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) segment on SWX's main segment. Trading is permanent. XMTCH on SMI® is the first ETF under Swiss law.