New 9-year high


A poster (right) of Metrobank, the country’s largest bank, adorns the glass panel of the Philippine Stock Exchange at the financial district of Makati city, east of Manila during active trading Thursday Oct. 26, 2006. Philippine shares advanced to a new 9-year high, led by a strong demand in Metrobank after its Initial Public Offering, IPO, was launched Thursday. The benchmark 30-company index rose 0.2 percent at 2,682.94, its best close since Aug. 6, 1997. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)


A Filipino stock broker works at the trading floor of the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) in Makati’s financial district of Manila October 26, 2006. The country’s largest bank Metropolitan Bank and Trust Co (Metrobank) listed additional shares worth $132 million which it offered mostly to foreign investors as the local stock market recorded fresh 9-year highs. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco (PHILIPPINES)


Traders use telephone handsets and mobile phones to transact business during another active trading Thursday Oct. 26, 2006 at the Philippine Stocks Exchange, PSE, at the financial district of Makati city, east of Manila, Philippines. Philippine shares advanced to a new 9-year high, led by a strong demand in Metrobank after its Initial Public Offering, IPO, was launched Thursday. The benchmark 30-company index rose 0.2 percent at 2,682.94, its best close since Aug. 6, 1997. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)


A worker inspects U.S. dollar bills inside a money changer in Manila October 26, 2006. The Philippine central bank said on Thursday it was studying whether to allow banks to buy dollars above currently prescribed limits. The peso, quoted at 49.895 to the dollar around midday on Thursday, has gained 6.46 percent against the dollar so far this year. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco (PHILIPPINES)


Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (C) rings the opening bell at the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) in Makati’s financial district of Manila October 26, 2006. The country’s largest bank Metropolitan Bank and Trust Co (Metrobank) listed additional shares worth $132 million which it offered mostly to foreign investors as the local stock market recorded fresh 9-year highs. From L-R: Metrobank Group Chairman George S.K. Ty, Arroyo and PSE Chairman Justice Jose Vitug. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco (PHILIPPINES)

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