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Bosnian share indices close mixed in week ended Aug 30

Bosnian share indices close mixed in week ended Aug 30 Source: Pixabay

SARAJEVO (Bosnia and Herzegovina), August 30 (SeeNews) – The share indices of Bosnia's two stock exchanges, in Sarajevo and Banja Luka, closed mixed on Friday, bourse data showed.

The 10-share benchmark SASX-10 index of the Sarajevo Stock Exchange (SASE) closed at 813.93 points on Friday, down 0.31% over a week.

The broader SASX-30 index, which comprises the 30 most liquid stocks on the SASE, gained 0.8% over the week to 1,285.03 points.

The SASE index tracking investment funds, the BIFX, closed at 822.47 points, up 2.6% compared with last Friday's value.

The Islamic stock index SASX-BBI, launched by SASE and Bosna Bank International (BBI), lost 2.12% to 11,120.85 points. The index tracks 25 companies.

Pharmaceuticals company Bosnalijek was the most traded blue-chip, its shares closing at 17 marka, down 2.86% from last Friday's close, in a weekly turnover of 7,550 marka.

SASE is based in the Federation, one of two autonomous entities that make up 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 593.57 points on Friday, 0.37% lower than a week earlier.

Bosnia's oil refinery Rafinerija ulja Modrica [BANJ:RFUM-R-A] generated the largest trading turnover - of 28,481 marka - on the BLSE's official market this week. Its shares closed at 0.064 marka, unchanged from Thursday's close.

BLSE’s total trading turnover plummeted to 404,073 marka in five sessions this week, from 39.7 million marka in as many trading days last week. This week's turnover was generated in 227 transactions. 

(1 euro = 1.95583 marka)