2. Index Performance

Index        VALUE      VALUE       % Change     VALUE       % Change
            at May 97  at May 96     May 96    at 31 Dec      Dec 96 
                                    to May 97      96       to May 97

All Share       7,022      6,818         +3.0      6,658         +5.5
Mining 
Producers       3,829      4,561        -16.0       -3.8         -3.8
All Gold        1,174      2,014        -41.7      1,506        -22.0
Financial       9,153      6,895        +32.7      7,467        +22.6
Industrial      8,240      7,986         +3.2      7,922         +4.0


Index             Historical                Date
                    High

All Share          7,214.5                  14.05.1997
Mining Producers   4,333.8                  27.02.1997
All Gold           2,535.1                  07.09.1994
Financial          9,279.9                  14.05.1997
Industrial         8,739.3                  25.01.1997

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