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22.12.2004 Business & Finance

Stock Exchange ends pre-Christmas trading on moderate note

By GNA

Accra, Dec. 22, GNA - The Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE) ended pre-Christmas trading on a moderate note with the main stock index climbing by 12.42 points.

Three equities made gains after a series of weak trading sessions, propelled by solitary Ghana Commercial Bank (GCB).

The GSE All-Share Index, the main stock index, ended trading at 6,793.70 points from Wednesday's 6,781.28 points.

Change for the year was 91.19 per cent while total number of shares traded was up at 734,200, up from Wednesday's 348,100 shares. Market capitalisation also ended higher at 97,583.70 billion cedis from 96,951.71 billion cedis.

On the broader market, Ghana Breweries Limited gained 100 cedis at 1,600 cedis, while Ghana Commercial Bank and Benso Oil Palm Plantation (BOPP) were up by two cedis each at 10,112 cedis and 6,502 cedis, respectively.

The following are the last prices of listed equities in cedis:

ABL 1,480 AGA 300,000 AADs 3,006 ALW 10,000 BAT 7,700 BOPP 6,502 +2 CAL 3,400 CFAO 200 CLYD 1,330 CMLT 970 CPC 1,000 EIC 8,000 FML 20,000 GBL 1,600 +100 GCB 10,112 +2 GGL 12,700 HFC 10,000 MGL 275 MLC 3,100

MOGL 39,000 PAF 800 PBC 3,600 PZ 4,700 SCB 170,000 SPPC 390 SG-SSB 27,000 SWL 290 TBL 31,000 UNIL 22,000

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