SARAJEVO (Bosnia and Herzegovina), February 15 (SeeNews) – The indices of Bosnia's two stock exchanges, in Sarajevo and Banja Luka, on Friday closed mostly higher than a week earlier, bourse data showed.
The 10-share benchmark SASX-10 index of the Sarajevo Stock Exchange (SASE) rose to 668.94 points, from 665.22 points last Friday.
The broader SASX-30 index, which comprises the 30 most liquid stocks on the SASE, closed at 1,142.10, compared to 1,138.00 points points a week earlier.
The SASE index tracking investment funds, the BIFX, fell to 698.33 points from 703.76 points.
The Islamic stock index SASX-BBI, launched by SASE and Bosna Bank International (BBI), fell to 10,444.84 on Friday, from 10,479.29 points a week earlier. The index tracks 25 companies.
SASE is based in the Federation, one of the 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 725.52 points on Friday, up 7.94% from a week earlier.
Bosnia's Hidroelektrane na Drini [BANJ:HEDR-R-A] generated the biggest trading turnover of 185,806.80 marka on the BLSE's official market this week.
The BLSE’s total trading turnover decreased to 6.9 million marka from 37.8 million marka a week earlier. This week's turnover has been generated in 376 transactions.
(1 euro = 1.95583 marka)