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Bosnian share indices end mostly down in trading week ended May 27

Author Radomir Ralev
Bosnian share indices end mostly down in trading week ended May 27 Author: Radomir Ralev

SARAJEVO (Bosnia and Herzegovina), May 27 (SeeNews) - The share indices of Bosnia's two stock exchanges, in Sarajevo and Banja Luka, closed mostly lower on Friday, compared with their values a week earlier, bourse data showed.

The 10-share benchmark SASX-10 index of the Sarajevo Stock Exchange (SASE) ended Friday's session at 946.32 points, down 1.38% compared with its closing value on May 20.

The broader SASX-30 index, which is composed of the 30 most liquid stocks on the SASE, went down 0.75% to 1,678.03 points.

The SASE index tracking investment funds, the BIFX, closed at 839.26 points, 1.08% higher compared with May 20.

The Islamic stock index SASX-BBI, launched by SASE and Bosna Bank International (BBI), went down 1.14% to 11,157.56 points. The index tracks 25 companies.

SASE’s turnover came in at 6.1 million marka ($26.8 million/24.5 million euro) this trading week, up from 1.2 million marka last week. A total of 331,243 shares changed hands in 57 transactions.

Military and hunting ammunition producer Igman DD Konjic [SAJ:IGKCRK3] generated the highest revenue on SASE this week, of 4.1 million marka. Its shares closed flat on Friday at 158 marka.

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 792.15 points on Friday, down 0.84% compared to its closing value recorded a week earlier.

The bourse's total trading turnover declined to 223,124 marka this week from 36.7 million marka last week, as 74 transactions were carried out.

Telekom Srpske [BANJ:TLKM-R-A] generated the largest trading turnover, of 63,911 marka, on the BLSE's official market this week. This company's shares closed 1.32% higher at 1.53 marka on Friday.

(1 euro = 1.95583 marka)