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Bosnian share indices end mostly up in trading week ended Jan 28

Bosnian share indices end mostly up in trading week ended Jan 28 Author: Radomir Ralev

SARAJEVO (Bosnia and Herzegovina), January 28 (SeeNews) - The share indices of Bosnia's Sarajevo Stock Exchange (SASE) closed mixed on Friday, compared to their values a week earlier, whereas the benchmark index of the country's other exchange, in Banja Luka, went up, bourse data showed.

The 10-share benchmark SASX-10 index of the SASE ended Friday's session at 966.41 points, up 0.03% compared with its closing value on January 21.

The broader SASX-30 index, which is composed of the 30 most liquid stocks on the SASE, went up 0.72% to 1,781.40 points.

The SASE index tracking investment funds, the BIFX, closed at 898.58 points, 0.19% lower from January 21.

The Islamic stock index SASX-BBI, launched by SASE and Bosna Bank International (BBI), edged up 0.10% to 10,894.36 points. The index tracks 25 companies.

SASE’s turnover came in at 3.7 million marka ($2.1 million/1.9 million euro) this week, up from 884,780 marka last week. A total of 102,477 shares changed hands in 100 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 840.92 points on Friday, up 10.22% compared to its closing value recorded a week earlier.

The bourse's total trading turnover increased to 5 million marka this week from 3.6 million marka last week, as 69 transactions were carried out.

(1 euro = 1.95583 marka)

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