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Bosnia's stock indices mostly fall in week to May 24

Bosnia's stock indices mostly fall in week to May 24 License: Creative Commons CC0

SARAJEVO (Bosnia and Herzegovina), May 24 (SeeNews) – The share indices of Bosnia's two stock exchanges, in Sarajevo and Banja Luka, closed mostly lower on Friday, as compared to their values a week earlier, bourse data showed.

The 10-share benchmark SASX-10 index of the Sarajevo Stock Exchange (SASE) closed at 767.11 points on Friday, down from 772.48 points on May 17.

The broader SASX-30 index, which comprises the 30 most liquid stocks on the SASE, ended at 1,216.46 on Friday, compared to 1,196.51 points a week earlier.

The SASE index tracking investment funds, the BIFX, fell to 768.75 points from 783.33 points.

The Islamic stock index SASX-BBI, launched by SASE and Bosna Bank International (BBI), decreased to 11,265.22 on Friday, from 11,294.48 points a week earlier. The index tracks 25 companies.

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 658.59 points on Friday, down 0.13% from a week earlier.

Bosnia's Telekom Srpske [BANJ:TLKM-R-A] generated the biggest trading turnover of 137,428 marka on the BLSE's official market this week.

The BLSE’s total trading turnover jumped to 38.6 million marka in five sessions from 1 million marka in as many trading days last week. This week's turnover was generated in 367 transactions.

(1 euro = 1.95583 marka)