BSE crosses trillion-dollar mark

Tuesday, 29 May 2007, 07:00 Hrs
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Mumbai: Riding on a bull wave in Indian equities, the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), one of Asia's oldest bourses, Monday created history as its market capitalisation crossed the $1,000 billion mark.

The total value of all the stocks listed on the BSE rose to 40,521.21 billion or more than $1,000 billion on Monday's closing prices, based on an exchange rate of 40.51 rupees for one dollar - a new high in the forex rate achieved Monday.

"This represents a sharp gain of 60 percent in the combined market cap of all the BSE-listed firms from $625 billion a year ago," the exchange said in a statement.

"However, the gain is relatively lower in the rupee terms and the market cap has gained just over 42 percent in the corresponding previous about 28,400 billion a year ago."

In the current fiscal, the market cap has gained 23 percent in dollar terms from $812 billion at the end of the last fiscal year.
Source: IANS
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