1 September 2012

Tunisia: Tunindex Upward Trend Goes On - 0.01 Percent

Tunis — For the second consecutive week, August 27-31, Tunindex is still posting an upward trend, with a weekly rise by 0.01%, against 0.12% the previous week (August 20-24), closing at 5217.47 points.

Regarding exchanges, the volume of transactions dropped, according to the Tunis Stock Exchange, and are estimated at 19.9 million Tunisian dinars (MTD), compared with last week's 20.8 MTD.

The exchanges balance of quoted shares was negative, with 27 decreases, 23 rises and 9 values which remained stable.

The most important increases, this week, went to Alkimia Company, which posted +5.8% to 34.48 TD (Tunisian dinar), followed by Sotrapil (+3.56% to 18.6 TD), STAR (2.84% to 162.49 TD) and Essoukna 2.73% to 11.30 TD.

The shares of the National Agricultural Bank (BNA) also rose by 2.62% to 10.98 TD.

According to Tunisie Valeurs, Alkimia Company posted a biannual turnover of 87.6 MTD, increasing by 28% compared with the same period last year.

The Hydrocarbons Transport by Pipelines Company (Sotrapil) recorded, by the end of last June, 5.3-million-dinar revenues, rising by 9% compared with the same period last year, notably thanks to the development of the transport earnings by pipelines in the region of Bizerte-Rades.

The Tunisian Insurance and Reinsurance Company (STAR) achieved biannual revenues of 134.6 MTD, going up by 19.4% compared with the same period of 2011.

As to the decreases, ADWYA, AMS and SOTUMAG are those which posted the most important drops, 6.76% to 8.27 TD, 6.34% to 16.70 TD and 4.12% to 1.84 TD, respectively.

Those decreases also included SOMOCER shares (2.80% to 3.07 TD) and SIPHAT (2.74% to 13.13 TD).

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