March 2 (SeeNews) - Total trading turnover of Bosnia's Banja Luka Stock Exchange (BLSE) surged to 47.2 million marka ($25.7 million/24.1 million euro) in February, compared with 9.1 million marka generated in January, as the bourse's benchmark index dropped, the bourse said.
Equity turnover from regular trading on the BLSE totalled 1.2 million marka in February, lower than 2.1 million marka in the prior month, the bourse said in a monthly report on Wednesday.
The BLSE's total trading turnover amounted to nearly 12.4 million marka in February 2022.
A total of 412 transactions were concluded on the Banja Luka bourse in February, compared with 259 in the previous month and 573 transactions in February 2022.
The BLSE's total market capitalisation amounted to 4.69 billion marka in February, slightly up from 4.68 billion marka the prior month. The bourse's total market capitalisation came in at 4.2 billion marka in February 2022.
The BLSE’s benchmark index, the BIRS, closed at 788.23 points at the end of February, down 5.76% compared to the end-January value and 0.75% higher compared with its closing value at the end of February 2022.
Telekom Srpske [BANJ:TLKM-R-A] contributed the largest portion of total trading turnover among the companies on the BLSE in February, of 782,780 marka. The company's shares closed the month at 1.68 marka, up from 1.59 marka at the end of January.
The BLSE is based in the Serb Republic, one of two autonomous entities that form Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Sarajevo Stock Exchange (SASE) is based in the other entity, the Federation.
(1 euro = 1.95583 marka)