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Bosnian equity indices close mostly up in week ended Aug 5

Bosnian equity indices close mostly up in week ended Aug 5 Author: Radomir Ralev

SARAJEVO (Bosnia and Herzegovina), August 5 (SeeNews) - The share indices of Bosnia and Herzegovina's two stock exchanges, in Sarajevo and in Banja Luka, closed mostly higher on Friday, compared with the end of the previous trading week, bourse data showed.

The 10-share benchmark SASX-10 index of the Sarajevo Stock Exchange (SASE) ended Friday's session at 1,034.13 points, up 1.29% compared with its closing value on July 29.

The broader SASX-30 index, which is composed of the 30 most liquid stocks on the SASE, rose 1.43% to 1,714.66 points.

The SASE index tracking investment funds, the BIFX, closed at 815.61 points, down 1.95% compared with July 29.

The Islamic stock index SASX-BBI, launched by SASE and Bosna Bank International (BBI), went up 0.38% to 11,634.50 points. The index tracks 25 companies.

SASE’s turnover came in at 645,460 marka ($335,200/330,000 euro) this trading week, higher than 447,378 marka last week. A total of 166,923 shares changed hands in 68 transactions.

Drug maker Bosnalijek [SAJ:BSNLR] generated the highest revenue on SASE this week, of 344,689 marka. Its shares closed flat at 31 marka on Friday.

The 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 749.81 points on Friday, up 0.49% compared to its closing value recorded a week earlier.

The bourse's total trading turnover dropped to 477,287 marka this week from 1 million marka last week, as 53 transactions were carried out.

Telekom Srpske [BANJ:TLKM-R-A] generated the largest trading turnover, of 212,121 marka, on the BLSE's official market this week. The company's shares closed 1.29% lower at 1.53 marka on Friday.

(1 euro = 1.95583 marka)

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