Bosnian share indices close mixed in week ended Oct 18

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SARAJEVO (Bosnia and Herzegovina), October 18 (SeeNews) – The share indices of Bosnia's two stock exchanges, in Sarajevo and Banja Luka, closed mixed on Friday, compared to the week-earlier levels, bourse data showed.

The 10-share benchmark SASX-10 index of the Sarajevo Stock Exchange (SASE) ended at 850.54 points on Friday, up from 846.73 points a week earlier.

The broader SASX-30 index, which comprises the 30 most liquid stocks on the SASE, fell to 1,320.32 from 1,324.67 points on October 11.

The SASE index tracking investment funds, the BIFX, closed at 935.93 points, up from last Friday's 922.98 points.

The Islamic stock index SASX-BBI, launched by SASE and Bosna Bank International (BBI), decreased to 11,104.76 after closing at 11,113.82 points last Friday. The index tracks 25 companies.

Pharmaceuticals company Bosnalijek was the most traded blue-chip on SASE this week, as its shares closed at 17.48 marka, up 5.9% from last Friday's close. Turnover from trade in Bosnalijek shares amounted to 87,314 marka.

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 566.96 points, edging down 0.1% from last Friday's closing value.

Hidroelektrane na Vrbasu [BANJ:HELV-R-A] generated the largest trading turnover, of 532,000 marka, on the BLSE official market this week.

BLSE’s total trading turnover fell sharply to 10.9 million marka in five sessions this week, from 36.8 million marka in five trading days last week. This week's turnover was generated in 237 transactions. 

(1 euro = 1.95583 marka)

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