Baidu.com, Inc. to Join the NASDAQ-100 Index Beginning December 4, 2007
NEW YORK, Dec 4, 2007 (PrimeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) -- Baidu.com, Inc.'s American depositary shares (Nasdaq:BIDU) will become a component of the NASDAQ-100 Index (Nasdaq:NDX) and the NASDAQ-100 Equal Weighted Index (Nasdaq:NDXE) prior to market open on Tuesday, December 4, 2007. Baidu.com will be the first company from China to be included into the NASDAQ-100.
Baidu.com, Inc., headquartered in Beijing, China, is a Chinese language Internet search provider. In addition to serving Internet search users, Baidu provides a platform for businesses to reach potential customers.
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SOURCE: The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc.
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