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Bosnian share indices mostly rise in week ended Sept 6

Bosnian share indices mostly rise in week ended Sept 6 License: Creative Commons CC0

SARAJEVO (Bosnia and Herzegovina), September 6 (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) closed at 811.70 points on Friday, down 0.27% over a week.

The broader SASX-30 index, which comprises the 30 most liquid stocks on the SASE, gained 1.62% over the week to 1,305.85 points.

The SASE index tracking investment funds, the BIFX, closed at 828.55 points, up 0.74% compared with last Friday's value.

The Islamic stock index SASX-BBI, launched by SASE and Bosna Bank International (BBI), lost 1.02% to 11,007.04 points. The index tracks 25 companies.

Pharmaceuticals company Bosnalijek was the most traded blue-chip, its shares closing at 16.51 marka, down 2.88% from last Friday's close, in a weekly turnover of 8,914 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 598.13 points, 0.77% higher than last Frifay's value.

Telekom Srpske [BANJ:TLKM-R-A] generated the largest trading turnover, of 256,200 marka, on the BLSE's official market this week. Its shares closed at 0.845 marka, up 0.60%. 

BLSE’s total trading turnover rose to 1.1 million marka in five sessions this week, from 404,073 marka in five trading days last week. This week's turnover was generated in 261 transactions. 

(1 euro = 1.95583 marka)