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The FTSE 100 Index (pronounced footsie) is a share index of the 100 largest companies listed on the London Stock Exchange, begun on January 3, 1984. Component companies must meet a number of requirements set out by the FTSE Group, including having a full listing on the London Stock Exchange with a Sterling or Euro dominated price on SETS, and meeting certain tests on nationality, free float, and liquidity. Trading lasts from 0800-1629 (when the closing auction starts), and closing values are taken at 1635. The highest value of the index to date was 6950.6, set on December 30, 1999.

 

 

The index is seen as a barometer of success of the British economy and is the leading share index in Europe. It is maintained by the FTSE Group, a now independent company which originated as a joint venture between the Financial Times and the London Stock Exchange (hence the abbreviation Financial Times Stock Exchange). According to the FTSE Group's website the FTSE 100 companies represent about 80% of the UK share market.

 

Related indices are the FTSE 250 Index (which lists the next largest 250 companies), FTSE SmallCap, FTSE Fledgling, the FTSE 350 Index (which is the aggregation of the FTSE 100 and 250), and the FTSE All-Share Index (which aggregates the FTSE 100, FTSE 250 and FTSE SmallCap).

 

The constituents of the index are determined quarterly; the largest companies in the FTSE 250 Index are promoted if their market capitalisation would place them in the top 90 firms of the FTSE 100 Index. As of 2006, the threshold for inclusion is about 2 billion pounds. As of 31 December 2005 the 6 largest constituents of the index were BP, Royal Dutch Shell, HSBC Holdings, the Vodafone Group, the Royal Bank of Scotland Group and GlaxoSmithKline, which were all valued at more than 50 billion.

 

Most of the companies listed on this index usually include the abbreviation plc at the end of their name, indicating their status of public limited company.

 

 

List of FTSE 100 Index Companies

 

This list is up to date at 8 March 2006 and reflects the removal of P&O as it has been taken over. It was replaced by Corus Group. For the first time in 10 years there were no alterations in the March quarterly review. [1]

 

There are 100 companies in the index, but a total of 102 listings as two classes of shares are included for Royal Dutch Shell and Schroders.

 

 

  1. 3i

  2. Alliance & Leicester

  3. Alliance Unichem

  4. AMVESCAP

  5. Anglo American

  6. Antofagasta

  7. Associated British Foods

  8. AstraZeneca

  9. Aviva

  10. BAA

  11. BAE Systems

  12. Barclays Bank

  13. BG Group

  14. BHP Billiton

  15. The BOC Group

  16. Boots Group

  17. BP

  18. Brambles Industries

  19. British Airways

  20. British American Tobacco

  21. British Energy Group

  22. British Land Company

  23. British Sky Broadcasting Group

  24. BT Group

  25. Cable & Wireless

  26. Cadbury Schweppes

  27. Cairn Energy

  28. Capita Group

  29. Carnival

  30. Centrica

  31. Compass Group

  32. Corus Group

  33. Daily Mail & General Trust

  34. Diageo

  35. DSG International, formerly Dixons Group

  36. Enterprise Inns

  37. Friends Provident

  38. Gallaher Group

  39. GlaxoSmithKline

  40. GUS

  41. Hammerson

  42. Hanson

  43. HBOS

  44. Hilton Group

  45. HSBC

  46. Imperial Chemical Industries

  47. Imperial Tobacco

  48. InterContinental Hotels Group

  49. International Power

  50. ITV

  51. J Sainsbury

  52. Johnson Matthey

  53. Kazakhmys

  54. Kelda Group

  55. Kingfisher

  56. Land Securities Group

  57. Legal & General

  58. Liberty International

  59. Lloyds TSB

  60. Man Group

  61. Marks and Spencer

  62. Wm Morrison Supermarkets

  63. National Grid

  64. Next

  65. Northern Rock

  66. Old Mutual

  67. PartyGaming

  68. Pearson

  69. Persimmon

  70. Prudential

  71. Reckitt Benckiser

  72. Reed Elsevier

  73. Rentokil Initial

  74. Reuters Group

  75. Rexam

  76. Rio Tinto Group

  77. Rolls-Royce Group

  78. Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance

  79. Royal Bank of Scotland Group

  80. Royal Dutch Shell

  81. SABMiller

  82. Sage Group

  83. Schroders

  84. Scottish & Newcastle

  85. Scottish & Southern Energy

  86. Scottish Power

  87. Severn Trent

  88. Shire Pharmaceuticals Group

  89. Smith & Nephew

  90. Smiths Group

  91. Standard Chartered Bank

  92. Tate & Lyle

  93. Tesco

  94. Unilever

  95. United Utilities

  96. Vodafone

  97. Wolseley

  98. WPP Group

  99. Xstrata

  100. Yell Group

 

 

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SOLAR COLA as an INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY?

 

The soft drinks market is a tough place to do business, unless you have something different to offer and the marketing muscle to match. 

 

For nearly 100 years Coca Cola and Pepsi Cola have dominated the marketplace with similar products.  Each company spends around $600-800 million dollars a year to maintain its market position. The advertising centers around sport and music, with a scattering of irregular television campaigns. Each company launches (or attempts to launch) new brands every year.  So far, they have not proved as successful as their regular cola brands.

 

Red Bull, although in a different drinks category, spends not quite as much on advertising , but has managed to acquire instant status and volume sales from sponsoring formula one, the Darpa Desert Challenge, and now the New Jersey MetroStars football team.

 

Solar Cola, apart from it's contemporary name, is a healthier cola based drink.  Just as refreshing, it contains a unique blend of added ingredients as an aid to good health and energy levels.  The company contributes to and sponsors alternative projects, to include this website, featuring movies, music and several thousand pages of general information, which generates in excess of 3 million visits a month already.  Recent acquisitions include the rights to the Solar Navigator World Electric Challenge, and also the new Bluebird Electric land speed record car for 2007.  The company may also sponsor the London to Brighton Solar Car Run in 2008 (dependent on the number of university entries received). 

 

It is thought that this marketing strategy will equal several hundred thousand dollars of conventional Ad Agency spending.  As an example of the kind of media coverage such nautical antics generate, you have only to look at the newspapers when Ellen Macarthur completed her world circumnavigation.  The same holds true for Sir Francis Chichester and Sir Robin Knox-Johnston.

 

The design of the Solar Cola can is copyright protected, with trademark applications in the USA, Australia and Europe pending in Class 32 and granted rights in the UK.  Introduction of the drink is held in abeyance pending official launch of one or other sponsored projects, which will be activated when the time is right, such activation to coincide with the market introduction of the drink.

 

Solar Cola PLC is shortly to be activated for online investment as their trading arm.  The company is forecast to produce excellent results for investors, with sustained growth to be followed by an eventual flotation on the Stock Markets of the world in the next few years.  At this point estimates suggest investors will reap substantial gains - in line with international Licensing expectations.

 

Solar Cola Ltd is managing the funding requirement for the trading company.  They are looking for medium term or seed investment between 4-5 million to kick start phase two of the venture.

 

If you are a Business Angel, or Equity House, looking for an opportunity with the potential for good returns, please contact SOLAR COLA LTD for details.  Please ask for the funding project manager: Nelson Kruschandl

 

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