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SARAJEVO (Bosnia and Herzegovina), January 17 (SeeNews) – The share indices of Bosnia's two stock exchanges, in Sarajevo and Banja Luka, closed mixed on Friday, compared to their values a week earlier, bourse data showed.
The 10-share benchmark SASX-10 index of the Sarajevo Stock Exchange (SASE) ended at 788.10 points on Friday, down from 803.50 on January 10, whereas the broader SASX-30, which is composed of the 30 most liquid stocks on the SASE, rose to 1,314.81 from 1,288.10.
The SASE index tracking investment funds, the BIFX, closed at 902.85 points, down from last Friday's 909.78 points.
The Islamic stock index SASX-BBI, launched by the SASE and Bosna Bank International (BBI), rose to 10,171.78, from 10,107.42 points last Friday. The index tracks 25 companies.
SASE’s total trading turnover doubled to 973,860 marka in five sessions this week, from 489,473 marka in five trading days last week. This week's turnover was generated in 76 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 618.50 points, up 1.07% from last Friday's closing value.
Telekom Srpske [TLKM-R-A] generated the largest trading turnover, of 47,466 marka, on the BLSE official market this week. The company's shares ended at 0.95 marka on Friday, up 3.61% from last Friday's close.
BLSE’s total trading turnover soared to 921,173 marka in five sessions this week, from 65,279 marka in two trading days last week. This week's turnover was generated in 152 transactions.
The bourse in Banja Luka was closed on January 6 and 7 for Eastern Orthodox Christmas and on January 9 for the Republic Day.
(1 euro = 1.95583 marka)