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Bosnia's SASE share indices close mixed in week ended Sept 23, BLSE main index rises

Bosnia's SASE share indices close mixed in week ended Sept 23, BLSE main index rises Author: Radomir Ralev

SARAJEVO (Bosnia and Herzegovina), September 23 (SeeNews) - The main share indices of Bosnia and Herzegovina's Sarajevo Stock Exchange (SASE) closed mixed on Friday, compared with the week earlier, while the benchmark index of the country's other stock exchange, the Banja Luka Stock Exchange (BLSE), inched up, bourse data showed.

The 10-share benchmark SASX-10 index of the Sarajevo Stock Exchange (SASE) ended Friday's session at 1,047.67 points, up 0.27% compared with its closing value on September 16.

The broader SASX-30 index, which is composed of the 30 most liquid stocks on the SASE, inched down 1.36% to 1,712.46 points.

The SASE index tracking investment funds, the BIFX, closed at 841.79 points, up 0.10% compared with September 16.

The Islamic stock index SASX-BBI, launched by SASE and Bosna Bank International (BBI), went down 2.71% to 11,360.88 points. The index tracks 25 companies.

SASE’s turnover came in at 1.7 million marka ($847,000/870,000 euro) this trading week, up from 436,577 marka last week. A total of 347,129 shares changed hands in 80 transactions.

Brewer Sarajevska Pivara [SAJ:SRPV] generated the highest revenue on SASE this week, of 110,660 marka. Its shares last traded on September 20, closing 10% higher at 11 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 771.97 points on Friday, up 0.98% compared to its closing value recorded a week earlier.

The bourse's total trading turnover slightly fell 49.6 million marka this week from 50.9 million marka last week, as 117 transactions were carried out.

Telekom Srpske [BANJ:TLKM-R-A] generated the largest trading turnover, of 328,238 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)