SOFIA (Bulgaria), February 12 (SeeNews) - The blue-chip SOFIX index of the Bulgarian Stock Exchange (BSE) rose on Monday as global stock markets recovered from a turbulent week, bourse data shows.
SOFIX gained 0.41% to 696.71 points on Monday, after losing 0.69% on Friday.
US and European stocks closed higher on Friday after several days of increased volatility.
Industrial Holding Bulgaria posted the biggest increase among blue chips on the BSE, appreciating 3.96% to 1.05 levs ($6.26 levs/5.11 euro).
Total trading turnover on the BSE's regulated market rose to 1.4 milion levs on Monday from 890,400 levs on Friday.
Industrial conglomerate Chimimport [BUL:6C4] was the most traded blue chip on Monday, as 192,867 of its shares changed hands at a weighted average price of 2.5193 levs per share.
Financial and insurance group Eurohold Bulgaria [BUL:4EH] fell the most among blue chips - by 2.09% to 1.4050 levs.
The BSE's BGBX40 index, which tracks the 40 most traded shares on the Sofia bourse, added 0.36% to 135.05 points, following a 0.59% decrease on Friday.
The BG-REIT index, which tracks the performance of real estate investment trusts, edged down 0.15% to 114.02 points on Monday. On Friday, the index closed 0.18% lower.
The BG TotalReturn30 index, in which companies with a free float of at least 10% have equal weight, rose by 0.41% to 561.56 points, after falling 0.41% on Friday.
(1 euro=1.95583 levs)
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