Challenger: Job Cuts Blast Off in April

May 5, 2003 ( - The latest report on planned US job cuts in April screamed "gloomy" with the downsizings skyrocketing by 71% to 146,399 from March's 85,396 figure.

MSCI: Global Equities Awaken in April

May 2, 2003 ( - Global equity markets had a good showing in April with an 8.63% advance by the MSCI All Country World Free Index, including a particularly strong return from Latin America issues, MSCI said.

ICI: ETFs Gain Assets in March

April 30, 2003 ( - Assets in exchange-traded funds (ETF) rose to $100.83 billion in March from $92.83 billion in February.

March Mass Layoffs Plummet from 2002

April 30, 2003 ( - There was a hint of good labor market news Wednesday with word that the number of mass layoffs in March plummeted to its lowest level for March in three years.

ICI: Equity UITs Shine in March

April 16, 2003 ( - Unit investment trusts (UIT) enjoyed a bang-up March with a 20% growth in total deposits to $784.8 million from February's $651.4 million