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SARAJEVO (Bosnia and Herzegovina), September 20 (SeeNews) – The share indices of Bosnia's two stock exchanges, in Sarajevo and Banja Luka, closed mostly higher on Friday, compared to the week-earlier levels, bourse data showed.
The 10-share benchmark SASX-10 index of the Sarajevo Stock Exchange (SASE) ended at 821.49 points on Friday, up from 820.88 points a week earlier.
The broader SASX-30 index, which comprises the 30 most liquid stocks on the SASE, fell to 1,304.89 from 1,308.75 points on September 13.
The SASE index tracking investment funds, the BIFX, closed at 885.10 points, up from last Friday's 881.78 points.
The Islamic stock index SASX-BBI, launched by SASE and Bosna Bank International (BBI), increased to 10,917.34 after closing at 10,772.60 points last Friday. The index tracks 25 companies.
Pharmaceuticals company Bosnalijek was the most traded blue-chip this week, as its shares closed at 16.41 marka, down 0.52%. Turnover from trade in Bosnalijek's shares amounted to 11,207 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 594.78 points, 1.24% lower than last Friday's closing value.
Telekom Srpske [BANJ:TLKM-R-A] generated the largest trading turnover, of 607,932 marka, on the BLSE official market this week.
BLSE’s total trading turnover rose to 3.1 million marka in five sessions this week, from 843,485 marka in five trading days last week. This week's turnover was generated in 439 transactions.
(1 euro = 1.95583 marka)