SARAJEVO (Bosnia and Herzegovina), October 11 (SeeNews) – Most of the share indices of Bosnia's two stock exchanges, in Sarajevo and Banja Luka, closed the week lower than a week earlier, bourse data showed.
The 10-share benchmark SASX-10 index of the Sarajevo Stock Exchange (SASE) ended at 846.73 points on Friday, down from 856.98 points a week earlier.
The broader SASX-30 index, which comprises the 30 most liquid stocks on the SASE, rose to 1,324.67 from 1,315.93 points on October 4.
The SASE index tracking investment funds, the BIFX, closed at 922.98 points, down from last Friday's 923.50 points.
The Islamic stock index SASX-BBI, launched by SASE and Bosna Bank International (BBI), increased to 11,113.82 after closing at 11,082.63 points last Friday. The index tracks 25 companies.
Pharmaceuticals company Bosnalijek was the most traded blue chip on SASE this week, as its shares closed at 16.50 marka, up 3.1% from last Friday's close. Turnover from trade in Bosnalijek shares amounted to 22,349 marka.
SASE is based in the Federation, one of two autonomous entities that make up 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 567.41 points, 1.60% lower than last Friday's closing value.
Telecommunication services provider Telekom Srpske [BANJ:TLKM-R-A] generated the largest trading turnover, of 85,448 marka, on the BLSE official market this week.
BLSE’s total trading turnover soared to 36.8 million marka in five sessions this week, from 2.6 million marka in five trading days last week. This week's turnover was generated in 194 transactions.
Of the total trading turnover, 30 million marka came from the sale of Treasury notes on October 7 and 8.
(1 euro = 1.95583 marka)