LUCAS STOCK INDEX
The Lucas Stock Index (LSI) recorded a gain of 0.08 per cent in the final week of trading in the year 2012 to end with a period gain of 38.79 per cent. The value of the index stood at 212.55, reflecting a market capitalization of G$120.8 billion. The increase came from positive movement in the stocks of Banks DIH (DIH) which rose 0.60 per cent. The only other stock to trade in the final period was that of Demerara Bank Limited (DBL) which remained unchanged. Despite the positive movement in the stock prices, the LSI ended the year below the 40 percentage point mark over the yield of the 364-day Treasury Bills with a December 31, 2012 expiration date.