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Ljubljana blue-chip stock index ends lower as insurers suffer losses

Author Mario Tanev
Ljubljana blue-chip stock index ends lower as insurers suffer losses Author: Ljubljana Stock Exchange Rights: All rights reserved

LJUBLJANA (Slovenia), August 8 (SeeNews) - The Ljubljana Stock Exchange (LJSE) blue-chip SBITOP index dropped 0.28% to 859.44 points on Thursday, largely due to a decrease in the share price of the two insurers among its members - Zavarovalnica Triglav [LJE:ZVTG] and Sava Re [LJE:POSR].

Zavarovalnica Triglav shares closed 1.56% lower at 31.5 euro on Thursday, while Sava Re shares lost 0.61% to 16.3 euro.

Earlier on Thursday, Zavarovalnica Triglav said that the company and Sava Re intend to acquire joint control over local Diagnosticni center Bled through their joint venture company ZTSR.

LJSE's total daily trading turnover plunged to 499,960 euro ($559,920) on Thursday from 1.71 million euro on Wednesday.

Trade in shares of fuel retailer Petrol [LJE:PETG] generated the largest turnover on Thursday, of 188,760 euro.

($ = 0.8929 euro)

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