January 13 (SeeNews) - The main share indices of Bosnia and Herzegovina's Sarajevo Stock Exchange (SASE) closed mostly higher on Friday, compared with the values a week earlier, while the benchmark index of the Banja Luka Stock Exchange (BLSE), ended the week in red territory, bourse data showed.
The 10-share benchmark SASX-10 index of the SASE closed at 1,068.29 points on Friday, up 1.07% compared with a week earlier, while the broader SASX-30 index, which is composed of the 30 most liquid stocks on the SASE, gained 0.53% to end at 1,744.56 points.
The SASE index tracking investment funds, the BIFX, ended 0.22% lower at 827.34 points on Friday.
The Islamic stock index SASX-BBI, launched by the SASE and Bosna Bank International (BBI), closed at 11,462.15 points, 1.48% higher compared with a week earlier. The index tracks 25 companies.
SASE’s turnover rose to 699,561 marka ($386,429/357,680 euro) this trading week, compared to just 93,012 marka last week, as a total of 24,177 shares changed hands in 41 transactions.
Pharmaceutical company Bosnalijek [SAJ:BSNLR] generated the largest trading turnover, of 7,500 marka, on the Sarajevo Stock Exchange this week. The company's shares ended at 30 marka on Friday, flat compared to the previous trading session.
The SASE is based in the Federation, one of two autonomous entities that form Bosnia and Herzegovina. The BLSE is based in the other entity, the Serb Republic.
The benchmark index of the BLSE, the BIRS, closed at 835.72 points on Friday, down 0.77% compared to its closing value recorded a week earlier.
The BLSE's total trading turnover rose to 4.7 million marka in four trading sessions this week from 1.2 million marka in as many trading sessions last week, as 56 transactions were carried out. The bourse was closed on January 6 and January 9 due to public holidays.
Telekom Srpske [BANJ:TLKM-R-A] generated the largest trading turnover, of 230,114 marka, on the BLSE's official market this week. The company's shares closed at 1.58 marka on Friday, down 2.47% compared with the previous day.
(1 euro = 1.95583 marka)