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Bosnia's SASE share indices mostly fall in trading week ended Oct 22, BLSE's main index goes up

Bosnia's SASE share indices mostly fall in trading week ended Oct 22, BLSE's main index goes up Bosnia's Sarajevo Stock Exchange, SASE, Photo: www.fmf.gov.ba

SARAJEVO (Bosnia and Herzegovina), October 22 (SeeNews) - Most of the share indices of Bosnia's Sarajevo Stock Exchange (SASE) closed lower on Friday, compared with their values a week earlier, whereas the benchmark index of the country's other exchange, in Banja Luka, went up, bourse data showed.

The 10-share benchmark SASX-10 index of the SASE ended Friday's session at 1,064.58 points, up 0.28% compared with its October 15 closing value.

The broader SASX-30 index, which is composed of the 30 most liquid stocks on the SASE, edged down 0.16% to finish at 1,646.34 points.

The SASE index tracking investment funds, the BIFX, fell 0.39% to 941.75 points.

The Islamic stock index SASX-BBI, launched by SASE and Bosna Bank International (BBI), lost 0.69% to end at 11,404.50 points. The index tracks 25 companies.

SASE’s turnover increased to 1.5 million marka ($893,000/766,900 euro) this week from 1.1 million marka last week. A total of 200,176 shares changed hands in 124 transactions.

SASE is based in the Federation, one of two autonomous entities that form 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 608.46 points on Friday, up 4.10% compared to its closing value recorded a week earlier.

The bourse's total trading turnover dropped to 2.5 million marka this week from 3.6 million marka last week, as 111 transactions were carried out.

(1 euro = 1.95583 marka)

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