March 10 (SeeNews) - The share indices of Bosnia and Herzegovina's Sarajevo Stock Exchange (SASE) and the Banja Luka Stock Exchange (BLSE) ended mostly higher on Friday, compared with the previous week, weekly bourse data showed.
The 10-share benchmark SASX-10 index of the SASE closed at 1,068.11 points on Friday, up 3.06% compared with a week earlier, while the broader SASX-30 index, which is composed of the 30 most liquid stocks on the SASE, gained 0.56% to end at 1,755.58 points.
The SASE index tracking investment funds, the BIFX, ended at 814.74 points on Friday, 0.63% lower compared with a week earlier.
The Islamic stock index SASX-BBI, launched by the SASE and Bosna Bank International (BBI), closed at 11,468.41 points, 1.97% higher compared with a week earlier. The index tracks 25 companies.
SASE’s turnover dropped to 122,927 marka ($66,923/62,852 euro) in five trading sessions this week, from 605,134 marka in four sessions last week, as a total of 5,802 shares changed hands in 47 transactions. The bourse was closed on March 1 for Independence day.
Pharmaceuticals producer Bosnalijek [SAJ:BSNLR] generated the highest trading turnover among the SASE-listed companies last week - 630 marka. The company's shares traded closed at 30 marka on Friday, up from a week earlier, when they ended at 28.99 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 benchmark index of the BLSE, the BIRS, closed at 821.12 points on Friday, up 3.55% compared to its closing value recorded a week earlier.
The BLSE's total trading turnover rose to 5.9 million marka this week from 2.7 million marka last week, as 73 transactions were carried out.
Telekom Srpske [BANJ:TLKM-R-A] generated the largest trading turnover, of 263,325 marka, on the BLSE's official market this week. The company's shares closed at 1.69 marka on Friday, up from the closing price of 1.68 marka a week earlier.
(1 euro = 1.95583 marka)