International Figures Of The Week

STOCK INDEXES
      
                                   DEC. 8       DEC. 1      % CHG.
      
      AUSTRALIA/All Ordinaires     3108.8       3037.7       10.5%
      BRAZIL/Bovespa              14410.4      13874.3      112.4
      BRITAIN/FTSE100              6619.4       6646.0       12.5
      CANADA/TSE 300               7820.1       7592.5       20.6
      FRANCE/CAC 40                5487.1       5381.4       39.2
      GERMANY/DAX                  5430.3       5430.3        8.6
      HONG KONG/Hang Seng         15989.4      15422.5       59.1
      ITALY/MIB 30                38781.0      36464.0       10.3
      JAPAN/Nikkei 225            18401.2      18496.0       32.9
      MEXICO/IPC 35                6665.0       6201.1       68.3
      SOUTH KOREA/Composite         988.3        999.2       75.7
      SPAIN/IBEX 35               11549.6      11084.3       17.4
      UNITED STATES/Dow Jones     11068.1      10998.4       20.6
      
      DATA: BRIDGE Information Systems, Inc.
      
      CURRENCY CROSS RATES
      
                          USDOLLAR    SKWON        SFRANC      MPESO
      
      AUSTRALIAN DOLLAR   1.5679      0.00139      1.0070      0.1655
      BRAZILIAN REAL      1.8700      0.00166      1.2011      0.1974
      BRITISH POUND       0.6144      0.00055      0.3950      0.0649
      CANADIAN DOLLAR     1.4778      0.00131      0.9493      0.1560
      EUROPEAN EURO       0.9730      0.00087      0.6249      0.1027
      JAPANESE YEN        102.93      0.09000      66.08       10.8662
      MEXICAN PESO        9.4725      0.00842      6.0819      -
      SWISS FRANC         1.5575      0.00139      -           0.1644
      SOUTH KOREAN WON    1124.50     -            721.990     118.712
      U.S. DOLLAR         -           0.00089      0.6423      0.1056
      
                          YEN            EURO        CDOL
      
      AUSTRALIAN DOLLAR   15.2300        1.6127      1.0607
      BRAZILIAN REAL      18.1650        1.9094      1.2654
      BRITISH POUND       5.9747         0.6313      0.4161
      CANADIAN DOLLAR     14.3591        1.5186      -
      EUROPEAN EURO       9.4531         -           0.6586
      JAPANESE YEN        -              105.79      69.65
      MEXICAN PESO        0.0920         9.733       6.410
      SWISS FRANC         1.5131         1.6005      1.0540
      SOUTH KOREAN WON    10.925         1155.600    760.928
      U.S. DOLLAR         9.7139         1.0276      0.6767
      
                          POUND         REAL          ADOL
      
      AUSTRALIAN DOLLAR   2.5492        0.3411        -
      BRAZILIAN REAL      3.0442        -             0.3408
      BRITISH POUND       -             0.3286        0.3914
      CANADIAN DOLLAR     2.4055        0.7903        0.9417
      EUROPEAN EURO       1.5840        0.5203        0.6201
      JAPANESE YEN        167.56        55.0428       65.6000
      MEXICAN PESO        15.4170       5.0655        6.0415
      SWISS FRANC         2.5354        0.8329        0.9925
      SOUTH KOREAN WON    1830.52       601.337       717.201
      U.S. DOLLAR         1.6279        0.5348        0.6373
      
      DATA: BRIDGE Information Systems, Inc., Quotes as of 4 p.m., Dec. 8
      
      CENTRAL BANK POLICY RATES
      
                                         DEC. 8      DEC. 1     YEAR AGO
      
      AUSTRALIA/Overnight cash            5.00        4.98         4.76
      BRAZIL/Selic Overnight             18.95       19.02        31.24
      BRITAIN/Base Lending                5.50        5.50         6.25
      CANADA/Overnite Financing           5.00        5.00         5.11
      EURO ZONE/Refinance                 3.00        3.00           NA
      HONG KONG/Interbank Overnight       4.00        5.13         5.50
      JAPAN/Overnight Call                0.02        0.03         0.24
      MEXICO/One-day Loan                15.40*      16.75        28.56
      SOUTH KOREA/Discount                4.78        4.79         3.00
      UNITED STATES/Federal Funds Rate    5.42*       5.63         4.66
      
      DATA: BRIDGE Information Systems, Inc., Standard & Poor's DRI, *Dec. 7
      
      GOVERNMENT BOND YIELDS (BENCHMARK 10-YEAR BOND)
      
                             DEC. 8      DEC. 1      YEAR AGO
      AUSTRALIA               6.54        6.67        5.05
      BRITAIN                 5.24        5.22        4.36
      CANADA                  5.99*       6.15        5.00
      FRANCE                  5.13        5.23        3.88
      GERMANY                 5.00        5.14        3.96
      HONG KONG               7.51        7.70        NA
      ITALY                   5.22        5.35        4.12
      JAPAN                   1.77        1.82        1.36
      SOUTH KOREA (3-Year)    8.68        8.65        8.33
      SPAIN                   5.41        5.41        3.98
      UNITED STATES           6.09        6.19        4.65
      
      DATA: BRIDGE Information Systems, Inc., Standard & Poor's DRI, *Dec. 7
      
      
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