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Business & Finance | Jan 31, 2005

Accra bourse falls on BAT loss

GNA

Accra, Jan. 31, GNA - The Accra bourse fell on Monday under a substantial loss by British American Tobacco (BAT) in moderate trading. The GSE All-Share Index, the main stock index, went down by 11.92 points to 6,889.44 points.

Change for the year was down at 1.34 per cent from Friday's close of 1.51 per cent.

BAT lost a whopping 500 cedis to close at 6,000 cedis on a day that traded shares went up to 304,700 from Friday's 288,500 shares. However, two other price changes were positive.

Ghana Commercial Bank rose by 10 cedis at 12,210 cedis while Benso Oil Palm Plantation (BOPP) went up by 11 cedis to close at 6,667 cedis. Market capitalisation closed lower at 97,862.81 billion cedis from 3,663.42 million issued shares.

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

ABL 1,480 AGA 300,000 AADs 3,000 ALW 10,000

BAT 6,000 -500

BOPP 6,676 +11 CAL 3,400 CFAO 246 CLYD 1,330 CMLT 970 CPC 1,000 EIC 8,000 FML 20,000 GBL 1,600

GCB 12,210 +10

GGL 12,700 HFC 9,900 MGL 275 MLC 3,100

MOGL 39,010

PAF 800 PBC 3,600 PZ 5,000 SCB 170,000 SPL 750 SPPC 390 SG-SSB 27,000 SWL 290 TBL 31,000 UNIL 22,000

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