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SARAJEVO (Bosnia and Herzegovina), January 24 (SeeNews) – The share indices of Bosnia's two stock exchanges, in Sarajevo and Banja Luka, closed mixed on Friday, compared to their values a week earlier, bourse data showed.
The 10-share benchmark SASX-10 index of the Sarajevo Stock Exchange (SASE) ended at 786.79 points on Friday, down from 788.10 on January 17, while the broader SASX-30, which is composed of the 30 most liquid stocks on the SASE, fell to 1,311.92 from 1,314.81.
The SASE index tracking investment funds, the BIFX, closed at 906.73 points, up from last Friday's 902.85 points.
The Islamic stock index SASX-BBI, launched by the SASE and Bosna Bank International (BBI), rose to 10,454.65, from 10,171.78 points last Friday. The index tracks 25 companies.
SASE’s total trading turnover rose to 1.5 million marka in five sessions this week, from 973,860 marka in five trading days last week. This week's turnover was generated in 109 transactions.
SASE is based in the Federation, one of two autonomous entities that form 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 616.77 points, down 0.28% from last Friday's closing value.
Nova Banka [NOVB-R-E] generated the largest trading turnover, of 34,620 marka, on the BLSE official market this week. The bank's shares ended at 0.576 marka on Friday, down 2.7% from last Friday's close.
BLSE’s total trading turnover soared to 26.6 million marka in five sessions this week, from 921,173 marka in five trading days last week. This week's turnover was generated in 134 transactions.
Out of this week's total trading turnover, 26 million marka came from the sale of six-month Treasury bills on January 20.
(1 euro = 1.95583 marka)