Bulls out-muscle bears in 2013 capital markets

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In spite of several Botswana Stock Exchange de-listings and the traditional illiquidity associated with local fixed income trade, the domestic capital market was the playground of bullish investors in 2013, as seen in several milestones during the year.

By the end of November, the equity market - the local capital market’s more liquid and active component - had grown by 17.9 percent pointing to the local bourse’s best performance in recent years.

By comparison, the Domestic Companies Index appreciated by 7.74 percent last year and 8.7 percent in 2011, shed 11.4 percent in 2010, experienced a modest rise of 2.9 percent in 2009 and a sharp drop of 16.5 percent in the recession year of 2008.

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