FinanceAsia 100 index crosses 2,000 barrier

Amid booming regional equity markets, our Asian blue chip index crosses through the psychologically telling 2,000 level for the first time.

The FinanceAsia 100, our Asian blue chip index, finished Friday at 2,028. It was the first time the index has ever crossed the 2,000 barrier - and marks yet another fresh all-time high.

The index finished 2006 at 1,636, which means it is up 24% year-to-date. It was launched by FinanceAsia in 2002 at a level of 918, and has more than doubled since its inception five years ago. The index is composed of the 100 most profitable...

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