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Bosnia share indices end week mixed amid higher turnover

Bosnia share indices end week mixed amid higher turnover Author: Radomir Ralev

SARAJEVO (Bosnia and Herzegovina), August 13 (SeeNews) - The share indices of Bosnia's Sarajevo Stock Exchange (SASE) closed mostly lower on Friday, compared to their values a week earlier, whereas the benchmark index of the country's other exchange, in Banja Luka, rose, bourse data showed.

The 10-share benchmark SASX-10 index of the SASE ended Friday's session at 895.15 points, down 0.54% compared with its August 6 closing value.

The broader SASX-30 index, which is composed of the 30 most liquid stocks on the SASE, closed 0.57% lower at 1,511.17 points.

The SASE index tracking investment funds, the BIFX, was flat at 953.30 points, compared with its closing value on August 6.

The Islamic stock index SASX-BBI, launched by SASE and Bosna Bank International (BBI), decreased by 0.59% to 9,831.62 points. The index tracks 25 companies.

SASE’s turnover totalled 361,628 marka ($217,700/184,900 euro) this week, lower compared with 1.1 million marka last week. A total of 70,970 shares changed hands in 47 transactions.

SASE is based in the Federation, one of two autonomous entities that form Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Banja Luka Stock Exchange (BLSE) is based in the other entity, the Serb Republic.

The BLSE’s benchmark index, the BIRS, closed at 563.79 points on Friday, up 0.50% compared to its closing value recorded a week earlier.

The bourse's total trading turnover slightly fell to 5.8 million marka this week from 6.1 million marka last week, as 100 transactions were carried out.

(1 euro = 1.95583 marka)