SARAJEVO (Bosnia and Herzegovina), October 4 (SeeNews) – Most of the share indices of Bosnia's two stock exchanges, in Sarajevo and Banja Luka, closed the week higher than a week earlier, bourse data showed.
The 10-share benchmark SASX-10 index of the Sarajevo Stock Exchange (SASE) ended at 856.98 points on Friday, up from 843.69 points a week earlier.
The broader SASX-30 index, which comprises the 30 most liquid stocks on the SASE, rose to 1,315.93 from 1,301.03 points on September 27.
The SASE index tracking investment funds, the BIFX, closed at 923.50 points, up from last Friday's 915.18 points.
The Islamic stock index SASX-BBI, launched by SASE and Bosna Bank International (BBI), increased to 11,082.63 after closing at 10,941.23 points last Friday. The index tracks 25 companies.
Pharmaceuticals company Bosnalijek was the most traded blue chip this week, as its shares closed at 16 marka, down 2.7% from last Friday's close. Turnover from trade in Bosnalijek's shares amounted to 9,200 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 576.62 points, 2.69% lower than last Friday's closing value.
Hidroelektrane na Vrbasu [BANJ:HELV-R-A] generated the largest trading turnover, of 380,639 marka, on the BLSE official market this week.
BLSE’s total trading turnover fell to 2.6 million marka in five sessions this week, from 4 million marka in five trading days last week. This week's turnover was generated in 563 transactions.
(1 euro = 1.95583 marka)