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Bosnia's SASE share indices mostly rise in week ended Jun 24, BLSE main index down

Bosnia's SASE share indices mostly rise in week ended Jun 24, BLSE main index down Bosnia's Sarajevo Stock Exchange, SASE, Photo: www.fmf.gov.ba

SARAJEVO (Bosnia and Herzegovina), June 24 (SeeNews) - The share indices of Bosnia's Sarajevo Stock Exchange (SASE) closed mostly higher on Friday, compared with their values a week earlier, while the benchmark index of the country's other stock exchange, the Banja Luka Stock Exchange (BLSE), closed in the red, bourse data showed.

The 10-share benchmark SASX-10 index of the SASE ended Friday's session at 1,021.44 points, up 1.32% compared with its closing value on June 17.

The broader SASX-30 index, which is composed of the 30 most liquid stocks on the SASE, edged up 0.15% to 1,679.06 points.

The SASE index tracking investment funds, the BIFX, closed at 836.44 points, unchanged compared with June 17.

The Islamic stock index SASX-BBI, launched by SASE and Bosna Bank International (BBI), went up 1.15% to 11,422.46 points. The index tracks 25 companies.

SASE’s turnover came in at 32.6 million marka ($17.6 million/16.7 million euro) this trading week, lower than 52 million marka last week. A total of 461,748 shares changed hands in 62 transactions.

Pharmaceutical company Bosnalijek [SAJ:BSNLR] generated the highest revenue on SASE this week, of 372,127 marka. Its shares closed flat at 31 marka on Friday.

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 739.03 points on Friday, down 3.95% compared to its closing value recorded a week earlier.

The bourse's total trading turnover fell to 990,321 marka this week from 20.4 million marka last week, as 61 transactions were carried out.

Telekom Srpske [BANJ:TLKM-R-A] generated the largest trading turnover, of 196,169 marka, on the BLSE's official market this week. The company's shares closed flat at 1.52 marka on Friday.

(1 euro = 1.95583 marka)

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