International Figures Of The Week

STOCK INDEXES
      
                                    MAY 3     APR. 26    % CHG.
                                                        YEAR AGO
      
      AUSTRALIA/All Ordinaires       3076.7    3084.5     6.1%
      BRAZIL/Bovespa                15108.6   15446.4    36.2
      BRITAIN/FTSE100                6184.8    6256.5    -0.7
      CANADA/TSE 300                 9291.3    9378.0    35.8
      FRANCE/CAC 40                  6435.7    6390.9    47.9
      GERMANY/DAX                    7376.9    7388.6    45.5
      HONG KONG/Hang Seng           15577.5   15227.4    28.2
      ITALY/MIB 30                  46376.0   45355.0    31.3
      JAPAN/Nikkei 225              18439.4   18134.3    14.4
      MEXICO/IPC 35                  6415.5    6751.1    17.1
      SOUTH KOREA/Composite           752.8     713.2     2.3
      SPAIN/IBEX 35                 11667.9   11481.5    15.8
      UNITED STATES/Dow Jones       10480.1   10945.5    -0.8
      
      DATA: BRIDGE Information Systems, Inc.
      
      CURRENCY CROSS RATES
      
                         USDOLLAR  SKWON     SFRANC    MPESO     YEN
      
      AUSTRALIAN DOLLAR  1.6882    0.00152   0.9785    0.1797    15.4820
      BRAZILIAN REAL     1.8200    0.00164   1.0552    0.1937    16.6910
      BRITISH POUND      0.6402    0.00058   0.3711    0.0682    5.8720
      CANADIAN DOLLAR    1.4936    0.00135   0.8656    0.1590    13.6968
      EUROPEAN EURO      1.1163    0.00101   0.6479    0.1189    10.2402
      JAPANESE YEN       109.03    0.09700   63.22     11.6051   -
      MEXICAN PESO       9.3950    0.00846   5.4476    -         0.0862
      SWISS FRANC        1.7246    0.00155   -         0.1836    1.5818
      SOUTH KOREAN WON   1110.00   -         643.628   118.148   10.181
      U.S. DOLLAR        -         0.00090   0.5798    0.1064    9.1709
      
                         EURO      CDOL      POUND     REAL      ADOL
      
      AUSTRALIAN DOLLAR  1.5121    1.1304    2.6366    0.3255    -
      BRAZILIAN REAL     1.6169    1.2187    2.8432    -         0.3255
      BRITISH POUND      0.5734    0.4287    -         0.3518    0.3792
      CANADIAN DOLLAR    1.3378    -         2.3331    0.8207    0.8848
      EUROPEAN EURO      -         0.7474    1.7440    0.6134    0.6614
      JAPANESE YEN       97.65     72.99     170.31    59.9066   64.5800
      MEXICAN PESO       8.408     6.290     14.6741   5.1621    5.5651
      SWISS FRANC        1.5447    1.1547    2.6940    0.9476    1.0216
      SOUTH KOREAN WON   994.300   743.171   1733.99   609.890   657.505
      U.S. DOLLAR        0.8950    0.6696    1.5622    0.5495    0.5925
      
      DATA: BRIDGE Information Systems, Inc., Quotes as of 4 p.m., May 3, 2000
      
      CENTRAL BANK POLICY RATES
      
                                               MAY 3    APR. 26   YEAR AGO
      
      AUSTRALIA/Overnight cash                 5.77      5.75      4.75
      BRAZIL/Selic Overnight                   18.65     18.64     27.11
      BRITAIN/Base Lending                     6.00      6.00      5.25
      CANADA/Overnite Financing                5.50      5.50      4.59
      EURO ZONE/Refinance                      3.50      3.50      2.50
      HONG KONG/Interbank Overnight            6.13      6.75      5.00
      JAPAN/Overnight Call                     0.02      0.02      0.01
      MEXICO/One-day Loan                      12.75*    12.00     17.82
      SOUTH KOREA/Discount                     5.18      5.20      3.00
      UNITED STATES/Federal Funds Rate         6.05*     5.99      4.71
      
      DATA: BRIDGE Information Systems, Inc., Standard & Poor's DRI, *May 2
      
      GOVERNMENT BOND YIELDS (BENCHMARK 10-YEAR BOND)
      
                                  MAY 3    APR. 26   YEAR AGO
      
      AUSTRALIA                   6.55      6.40      6.03
      BRITAIN                     5.23      5.34      4.73
      CANADA                      6.21      6.10      5.17
      FRANCE                      5.45      5.45      4.05
      GERMANY                     5.34      5.33      4.29
      HONG KONG                   7.51      7.42       NA
      ITALY                       5.63      5.63      4.14
      JAPAN                       1.75**    1.76      1.17
      SOUTH KOREA (3-Year)        9.90      8.96      7.96
      SPAIN                       5.54*     5.58      3.98
      UNITED STATES               6.30      6.13      5.34
      
      DATA: BRIDGE Information Systems, Inc., Standard & Poor's DRI, *Apr. 28, **May 
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