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Bosnian share indices fall amid higher turnover in week ended Jun 17

Bosnian share indices fall amid higher turnover in week ended Jun 17 Bosnia's Sarajevo Stock Exchange, SASE, Photo: www.fmf.gov.ba

SARAJEVO (Bosnia and Herzegovina), June 17 (SeeNews) - The share indices of Bosnia's Sarajevo Stock Exchange (SASE) and the Banja Luka Stock Exchange (BLSE), closed lower on Friday, compared with their values a week earlier, as total trading turnover rose, bourse data showed.

The 10-share benchmark SASX-10 index of the SASE ended Friday's session at 1,008.13 points, down 1.70% compared with its closing value on June 10.

The broader SASX-30 index, which is composed of the 30 most liquid stocks on the SASE, edged down 0.34% to 1,676.62 points.

The SASE index tracking investment funds, the BIFX, closed at 836.44 points, 0.23% lower compared with June 10.

The Islamic stock index SASX-BBI, launched by SASE and Bosna Bank International (BBI), went down 1.27% to 11,292.95 points. The index tracks 25 companies.

SASE’s turnover came in at 52 million marka ($27.9 million/26.6 million euro) this trading week, significantly higher than 8 million marka last week. A total of 688,951 shares changed hands in 63 transactions.

Lender ASA Banka [SAJ:IKBZ] generated the highest revenue on SASE this week, of 1 million marka. Its shares last traded on June 16, closing 0.13% higher at 45.66 marka.

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 BLSE’s benchmark index, the BIRS, closed at 769.43 points on Friday, down 1.57% compared to its closing value recorded a week earlier.

The bourse's total trading turnover grew to 20.4 million marka this week from 1.9 million marka last week, as 78 transactions were carried out.

Telekom Srpske [BANJ:TLKM-R-A] generated the largest trading turnover, of 603,785 marka, on the BLSE's official market this week. The company's shares closed flat at 1.50 marka on Friday.

(1 euro = 1.95583 marka)

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