ZAGREB (Croatia), June 24 (SeeNews) - The Zagreb Stock Exchange (ZSE) [ZSE:ZB] said it holds 476 shares equal to a 17.05% stake in its counterpart in North Macedonia, the Macedonian Stock Exchange (MSE), after it acquired on Friday a further 199 ordinary shares, representing 7.13% of its equity capital.
The transaction is fully funded by the exchange's own resources, the Zagreb bourse said in a statement. It did not name the seller and the value of the deal.
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Before the transaction, the Zagreb bourse held 277 shares, or 9.92% of the capital of MSE.
On Wednesday, North Macedonia's Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said it has approved a request by the Zagreb bourse to increase its stake in MSE to up to 30%.
The Zagreb bourse acquired the Slovenia's Ljubljana Stock Exchange in 2015.
ZSE's shares shares traded 4.55% higher on the Zagreb bourse at 11.50 kuna ($1.6/1.5 euro) intraday on Friday, the biggest daily gain on the bourse.
(1 euro = 7.530 Croatian kuna)