Business News of Friday, 5 October 2007

Source: GNA

Stock index down on HFC loss

Accra, Oct. 5, GNA - A loss by HFC Bank Ghana Limited pushed down the Ghana Stock Exchange All-Share Index during Friday's trading, which saw 415,700 shares changing hands.

The GSE All-Share Index fell by 0.76 points from Thursday's 5,698.71 points to 5,697.95 points.

Enterprise Insurance Company Limited sold 229,500 shares out of the 415,700 shares that changed hands Change for the year also ended down at 13.82 per cent from 13.84 per cent during Thursday's trading.

On the broader market, apart from the 0.0046 GH cedi loss by the HFC Bank Ghana Limited, prices of all other equities remained unchanged. Market capitalisation also ended lower at 11,763.50 million GH cedis from 11,763.96 million GH cedis on Thursday.

The following are the prices of equities in cedis Equities Full Name Share Code Closing Price in GH cedis

Accra Brewery Ltd ABL 0.1150

Anglo Gold Ashanti AGA 30.0000 Aluworks Limited ALW 0.7400 Ayrton Drug manufacturing Ltd AYRTN 0.0976

Benso Oil Palm Plantation BOPP 0.5000 Cal Bank Limited CAL 0.3451 CFAO Ghana Limited CFAO 0.0350

Clydestone Ghana Ltd CLYD 0.0800

Camelot Ghana Limited CMLT 0.1700

Cocoa Processing Company Ltd CPC 0.0530

Ecobank Ghana Ltd EBG 1.6103 Enterprise Insurance Co. Ltd EIC 1.2003 Ecobank Transnational Inc. ETI 1.1650

Fan Milk Limited FML 2.1120 Ghana Commercial Bank Ltd GCB 0.9000 Guinness Ghana Breweries Ltd GGBL 1.0700

Golden Web Ltd GWEB 0.0550

HFC Bank Ltd HFC 0.5300 -0.0046

Mechanical Llyod Co. Ltd MLC 0.2100

Pioneer Kitchenware Ltd PKL 0.0800 Produce Buying Company PBC 0.2400 PZ Cussons Ghana Ltd PZ 0.8150

Standard Chartered Bank Gh.Ltd SCB 22.5000

Starwin Products Limited SPL 0.0550

Super Paper Products Co. Ltd SPPC 0.0205

SG-SSB Limited SG-SSB 1.0521

Sam Woode Limited SWL 0.0265

Trust Bank Ltd (Gambia) TBL 1.3250

TOTAL Petroleum Ghana Ltd TOTAL 5.4853

Transaction Solutions Gh.Ltd TRANSOL 0.1200

Unilever Ghana Ltd UNIL 2.0501

AngloGold Ashanti Depository Shares AADS 0.3450