In a statement, the organization, called the Global 2000 Coordinating
Group, said it plans to compile the year 2000 status of countries, cities,
and businesses. It will also examine cash-payment systems, securities
clearance and custody systems, stocks, bond futures, commodity exchanges,
foreign currency exchanges, and derivative trading.
In addition, the group will look at the readiness of organizations and
industries that are linked to the economic infrastructure such as utilities
(electricity, water, and telecommunications companies) and transportation