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Bosnia's stock indices mostly rise in week ended April 19

Bosnia's stock indices mostly rise in week ended April 19 License: Creative Commons CC0

SARAJEVO (Bosnia and Herzegovina), April 19 (SeeNews) – The share indices of Bosnia's two stock exchanges - in Sarajevo and Banja Luka, closed mostly higher this week, bourse data showed.

The 10-share benchmark SASX-10 index of the Sarajevo Stock Exchange (SASE) closed at 771.40 points on Friday, up from 770.12 points last week.

The broader SASX-30 index, which comprises the 30 most liquid stocks on the SASE, ended at 1,221.78 compared to 1,219.99 points last Friday.

The SASE index tracking investment funds, the BIFX, went up to 787.77 points from 784.76 points.

The Islamic stock index SASX-BBI, launched by SASE and Bosna Bank International (BBI), increased to 11,325.84, from 11,280.04 points last Friday. The index tracks 25 companies.

SASE's total trading turnover came in at 514,224 marka ($295,652/262,918 euro), down from 3.8 million marka last week.

Pharmaceutical company Bosnalijek [SAJ:BSNLR] was the most traded stock on SASE's official market. The stock generated a trading turnover of 19,889 marka this week.

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 692.09 points on Friday, up 0.22% from a week earlier.

Telekom Srpske [BANJ:TLKM-R-A] generated the biggest trading turnover of 97,047 marka on the BLSE's official market this week.

The BLSE’s total trading turnover declined to 538,862 marka from 658,081 marka last week. This week's turnover has been generated in 275 transactions.

(1 euro = 1.95583 marka)