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Bulgarian stocks lose ground, Agria continues to trade actively

Bulgarian stocks lose ground, Agria continues to trade actively Photo: Bulgarian Stock Exchange / All rights reserved.

SOFIA (Bulgaria), July 27 (SeeNews) - All indices of the Bulgarian Stock Exchange (BSE), except the BGREIT which tracks real estate investment trusts, closed lower in brisk trading on Wednesday, bourse data showed.

Total turnover on the BSE's main market nearly doubled to 804,400 levs ($416,000/411,300 euro), backed by active trade in Agria Group Holding [BUL:AGH].

Agria generated a turnover of 213,767 levs after registering a turnover of 174,000 levs a day earlier. Its shares closed 1.38% higher at 29.4 levs.

The blue-chip SOFIX lost 0.14% to 604.98 points, negatively impacted by losses in Central Cooperative Bank [BUL:CCB].

CCB's share price declined 0.57% to 1.73 levs.

Losses in fertiliser producer Neochim [BUL:NEOH] and Sirma Group Holding [BUL:SGH] weighed heavily on the wider BGBX40 index, which tracks the 40 most traded shares on the Sofia bourse. It fell 0.29% to 140.93 points.

Neochim shed 7.17% to 44.00 levs and Sirma Group was down 4.49% to 0.74 levs.

Bucking the negative trend, the BGREIT rose 0.19% to 185.32 points after falling 0.30% on Tuesday.

(1 euro = 1.95583 levs)

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