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17.10.2005 Business & Finance

Accra picks up on EIC gain

By GNA
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Accra, Oct. 17, GNA - Enterprise Insurance Company (EIC) continued to be the prime mover of the Ghana Stock Exchange as its 400-cedi gain on Monday pushed the stock index up once more.

EIC, which has risen consistently despite the bearish sentiments on the bourse, gained 400 cedis to end trading at 6,900 cedis. The GSE-All Share Index, the benchmark measure, climbed by 1.06 points to close at 4,887.75 points from 4,886.69 points. Change for the year-to-date went up to -28.11 per cent from -28.12 per cent.

Traded shares jumped to 641,700 shares from 134,400 with EIC selling 527,600 shares.

British American Tobacco (BAT) gained 10 cedis at 3,080 and Fan Milk was four cedis better at 15,625 cedis.

Market capitalisation ended up at 92,172.49 from 92,161.49 billion cedis.

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

ABL 1,480 AGA 300,000 AADs 3,000 ALW 4,500

BAT 3,080 +10

BOPP 6,000 CAL 2,000 CFAO 405 CLYD 1,300 CMLT 1,800 CPC 600

EIC 6,900 +400

FML 15,625 +4

GCB 6,750 GGBL 7,500 GWEB 550 HFC 7,000 MLC 2,500 MOGL 38,000 PAF 800 PBC 3,000 PZ 6,500

SCB 134,000 SPL 600 SPPC 390 SG-SSB 7,865 SWL 290 TBL 27,900 UNIL 15,500

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