International Figures Of The Week

STOCK INDEXES
      
                                    MAY 17    MAY 10    % CHG.
                                                        YEAR AGO
      
      AUSTRALIA/All Ordinaires      3040.1    3011.8    4.8%
      BRAZIL/Bovespa                14870.5   14433.8   34.1
      BRITAIN/FTSE100               6196.2    6100.6    -0.5
      CANADA/TSE 300                9552.8    9097.1    39.6
      FRANCE/CAC 40                 6453.1    6263.3    48.3
      GERMANY/DAX                   7211.5    7120.9    42.3
      HONG KONG/Hang Seng           14827.8   14492.9   22.1
      ITALY/MIB 30                  46247.0   45690.0   30.9
      JAPAN/Nikkei 225              17404.0   17701.5   8.0
      MEXICO/IPC 35                 6189.1    6084.0    13.0
      SOUTH KOREA/Composite         727.2     759.5     -1.2
      SPAIN/IBEX 35                 10905.3   10832.3   8.3
      UNITED STATES/Dow Jones       10782.4   10367.8   2.1
      
      DATA: BRIDGE Information Systems, Inc.
      
      CURRENCY CROSS RATES
      
                                    USDOLLAR  SKWON     SFRANC    MPESO     YEN
      AUSTRALIAN DOLLAR             1.7629    0.00158   1.0163    0.1847    16.1080
      BRAZILIAN REAL                1.8350    0.00165   1.0577    0.1923    16.7671
      BRITISH POUND                 0.6691    0.00060   0.3859    0.0702    6.1175
      CANADIAN DOLLAR               1.4978    0.00134   0.8632    0.1569    13.6815
      EUROPEAN EURO                 1.1177    0.00100   0.6443    0.1171    10.2036
      JAPANESE YEN                  109.53    0.09800   63.14     11.4760   -
      MEXICAN PESO                  9.5443    0.00856   5.5010    -         0.0871
      SWISS FRANC                   1.7350    0.00156   -         0.1818    1.5838
      SOUTH KOREAN WON              1115.00   -         642.651   116.824   10.180
      U.S. DOLLAR                   -         0.00090   0.5764    0.1048    9.1374
      
                                    EURO      CDOL      POUND     REAL      ADOL
      AUSTRALIAN DOLLAR             1.5731    1.1774    2.6331    0.3091    -
      BRAZILIAN REAL                1.6314    1.2250    2.7424    -         0.3100
      BRITISH POUND                 0.5985    0.4471    -         0.3646    0.3805
      CANADIAN DOLLAR               1.3398    -         2.2383    0.8162    0.8519
      EUROPEAN EURO                 -         0.7463    1.6702    0.6091    0.6357
      JAPANESE YEN                  97.97     73.14     163.67    59.6894   62.3100
      MEXICAN PESO                  8.539     6.372     14.2625   5.2013    5.4140
      SWISS FRANC                   1.5519    1.1582    2.5926    0.9455    0.9867
      SOUTH KOREAN WON              997.600   744.425   1666.26   607.629   632.481
      U.S. DOLLAR                   0.8945    0.6676    1.4945    0.5450    0.5688
      
      DATA: BRIDGE Information Systems, Inc., Quotes as of 4 p.m., May 17, 2000
      
      CENTRAL BANK POLICY RATES
      
                                             MAY 17    MAY 10    YEAR AGO
      AUSTRALIA/Overnight cash                6.00      6.00      4.75
      BRAZIL/Selic Overnight                 18.51*    18.51     27.11
      BRITAIN/Base Lending                    6.00      6.00      5.25
      CANADA/Overnite Financing               6.00      5.50      4.59
      EURO ZONE/Refinance                     3.75      3.75      2.50
      HONG KONG/Interbank Overnight           6.63      6.69      5.00
      JAPAN/Overnight Call                    0.20      0.02      0.01
      MEXICO/One-day Loan                    13.65*    13.75     17.82
      SOUTH KOREA/Discount                    5.19      5.19      3.00
      UNITED STATES/Federal Funds Rate        6.50      5.92      4.78
      
      DATA: BRIDGE Information Systems, Inc., Standard & Poor's DRI, *May 16
      
      GOVERNMENT BOND YIELDS (BENCHMARK 10-YEAR BOND)
      
                                   MAY 17    MAY 10    YEAR AGO
      AUSTRALIA                     6.46      6.54      6.03
      BRITAIN                       5.31      5.30      4.73
      CANADA                        6.27      6.33      5.40
      FRANCE                        5.49      5.50      4.25
      GERMANY                       5.30      5.35      4.11
      HONG KONG                     7.76      7.74      NA
      ITALY                         5.71      5.67      4.45
      JAPAN                         1.76      1.71      1.17
      SOUTH KOREA (3-Year)          8.95      8.89      7.96
      SPAIN                         5.64      5.63      4.28
      UNITED STATES                 6.42      6.52      5.61
      
      DATA: BRIDGE Information Systems, Inc., Standard & Poor's DRI
      
      
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