January 2 (SeeNews) - The main equity indices of the Zagreb Stock Exchange (ZSE) ended higher on Monday, the first trading day on the bourse following the official adoption of the euro currency in Croatia on Sunday, bourse data showed.
The 18-share equity CROBEX gained 0.95% to finish at 1,998.77 points, extending its gaining streak by a ninth consecutive trading session. The narrower index CROBEX10, which tracks the top ten companies in terms of free float, market capitalisation and liquidity, rose 0.65% to close at 1,163.66 points.
The two most traded stocks were exchange traded funds InterCapital CROBEX10tr UCITS [ZSE:7CRO] and InterCapital SBITOP TR UCITS [ZSE:7SLO], which are not part of the main equity indices, with turnovers of 62,500 euro ($67,000) and 19,600 euro as they ended 0.97% lower and 0.20% higher, respectively.
Among the blue chips, the highest daily turnover generated preferred shares of diversified holding company Adris [ZSE:ADRS2]. In regular trading, they appreciated 1.45% to close at 49 euro in a turnover of 18,700 euro, while in a 333,300 euro block deal 6,900 shares changed hands at a price of 48.32 euro per share.
The bourse's total trading turnover fell to 506,600 euro from 635,500 euro on Wednesday. The bourse's trading system did not operate on December 29 and 30 to enable an efficient and safe transition to the euro currency.
($ = 0.9375 euro)