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Sofia bourse indices close higher, Chimimport gains 9.32%

Sofia bourse indices close higher, Chimimport gains 9.32% Author: Bulgarian Stock Exchange / All rights reserved.

SOFIA (Bulgaria), January 10 (SeeNews) - The share indices of the Bulgarian Stock Exchange (BSE) started the week in positive territory, backed by a 9.32% rise in the shares of diversified group Chimimport [BUL:CHIM], bourse data showed.

As many as 275,657 shares in the company traded at an average price of 0.9483 levs.

The blue-chip SOFIX index added 0.21% to 648.57 points, while the BGTR30 added 1.11% to 696.53 points.

Earlier on Monday, the BSE said it signed a framework agreement with the group of the Athens Stock Exchange for the admittance to trade, clearing and settlement of Bulgarian derivatives. The agreement foresees the introduction of single stock futures having as underlying selected stocks traded on BSE and index futures, having as underlying the SOFIX. The derivatives are planned to be issued in the second quarter of the year.

The BGBX40 index, which tracks the 40 most traded shares on the Sofia bourse, went up 0.30% to 145.40 points, mainly backed by a 9.38% increase in the shares of diversified group Zarneni Hrani Bulgaria [BUL:ZHBG].

The BGREIT index, which tracks seven real estate investment trusts, closed 0.45% higher at 161.73 points, mostly due to a 1.99% gain in the share price of Bulgarian Real Estate Fund REIT [BUL:BREF].

Total turnover on the BSE's main market amounted to just over 1 million levs.

(1 euro = 1.95583 levs)

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