SARAJEVO (Bosnia and Herzegovina), March 26 (SeeNews) – The stock indexes of the Sarajevo Stock Exchange of Bosnia (SASE) closed higher on Friday against their values a week earlier, while the benchmark index of the Another stock exchange in the country, in Banja Luka, closed lower, stock exchange data showed.
SASE’s benchmark SASX-10 10-share index closed Friday’s session at 743.62 points, down 0.22% from its March 12 close.
The larger SASX-30 index, which is made up of the 30 most liquid stocks in the SASE, closed 2.32% higher at 760.85 points.
The SASE Index, the tracking investment fund, BIFX, added 0.10% to 928.34 points.
The SASX-BBI Islamic stock index, launched by SASE and Bosna Bank International (BBI), rose 0.09% to 9,639.81 points. The index tracks 25 companies.
SASE’s turnover remained stable at 2.1 million marka (1.3 million dollars / 1.1 million euros).
Lender Privredna Banka Sarajevo [SASE:BORBRK3] generated the highest turnover on the SASE this week, of 1.2 million marka. Its shares closed unchanged at 35 marka on Friday.
SASE is based in the Federation, one of the two autonomous entities that make up Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Banja Luka Stock Exchange (ESBL) is based in the other entity, the Serbian Republic.
ESBL’s benchmark BIRS closed at 578.62 points on Friday, down 0.51% from its closing level on March 19.
The exchange’s total turnover climbed to 22.8 million marka this week from 571,000 marka last week.
Trading in government securities issued by the Serbian Republic contributed some Mk21.5 million to total turnover this week, according to ESBL figures.
Telekom Srpske [BANJ:TLKM-R-A] contributed most of this week’s total turnover among ESBL companies, 280,109 marka. The company’s shares on Friday closed 0.97% at 1.02 mark.
(1 euro = 1.95583 marka)