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These periodic reports facilitate investor decision making and monitoring of the markets by making it possible for investors to compare the performance of the same company over regular intervals, and by enabling investors to make useful comparisons among different companies. Although the Principles for Ongoing Disclosure set forth general guidelines for ongoing disclosure, specific guidance on periodic disclosure is also important to help promote consistently high quality disclosure provided in the periodic reports of issuers whose securities are traded in the international, as well as domestic, markets.