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Business News Mon, 25 Jul 2011

ETI, Ecobank Ghana boost Accra Bourse Index

Accra, July 25, GNA - The GSE-Composite Index (GSE-CI), the benchmark measure of performance of the Ghana Stock Exchange, rose 8.57 points to close at 1,186.72 points from 1,178.15 points. The gain puts the year-to-date at 18.67 per cent. The GSE-Financial Stocks Index (GSE-FSI), which tracks the performance of listed financial stocks, also went up by 11.31 points to 1,147.20 points from 1,135.89 points with corresponding year-to-date change of 14.72 per cent.

There were five price changes - three up and two down. Ecobank Ghana gained GH¢0.02 to GH¢3.46, Ecobank Transnational Incorporated went up GH¢0.01 to GH¢0.15 and Guinness Ghana Breweries Li= mited was up GH¢0.02 to GH¢1.48.

Benso Oil Palm Plantation was down GH¢0.03 to GH¢0.80 and Ghana Commercial Bank slipped GH¢0.01 to GH¢2.96. Market Capitalisation was up at GH¢20,442.44 million cedis. More than four million shares are traded, valued at 2.09 million cedis=

The following are the closing prices of equities in Ghana Cedis:

Company Share Code Closing Prices Change

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African Champion Industries Ltd ACI 0.08

Anglo Gold Ashanti AGA 34.00

Aluworks Limited ALW 0.18

Ayrton Drug Man. Ltd AYRTN 0.16

Benso Oil Palm Plantation BOPP 0.80 -0.03

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CAL Bank Limited CAL 0.28

Clydestone Ghana Ltd CLYD 0.06

Camelot Ghana Limited CMLT 0.11

Cocoa Processing Co. Ltd CPC 0.03

Ecobank Ghana Ltd EBG 3.46 +0.02

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Enterprise Group Ltd EGL 0.50

Ecobank Transnational Inc. ETI 0.15 +0.01

Fan Milk Limited FML 3.08 Ghana Commercial Bank Ltd GCB 2.96 -0.01

Guinness Ghana Breweries Ltd GGBL 1.48 +0.02

Ghana Oil Company GOIL 0.31 Golden Star Resources GSR 2.99 Golden Web Ltd GWEB 0.04 HFC Bank Ltd HFC 0.35 Mechanical Lloyd Co. Ltd MLC 0.09 Pioneer Kitchenware Ltd PKL 0.07 Produce Buying Company PBC 0.27 PZ Cussons Ghana Ltd PZC 1.39 Standard Chart Bank Gh. Ltd SCB 64.00 State Insurance Company Limited SIC 0.53 Starwin Products Limited SPL 0.03 SG-SSB Limited SG-SSB 0.49 Sam Woode Limited SWL 0.02 Trust Bank Ltd (Gambia) TBL 1.33 TOTAL Petroleum Ghana Ltd TOTAL 20.07 Transaction Solutions Gh. Ltd TRANSOL 0.06 Unilever Ghana Ltd UNIL 7.53 UT Bank Limited UTB 0.36

AngloGold Ash. Depository Shares AADS 0.50

StanChart Bank Preference Shares SCB PREF 0.52

Source: GNA