The Iraqi Stock Exchange (ISX) index registered a slight increase of 0.32% after six consecutive sessions to close at 91.16 points as rates of 11 joint-stock companies’ shares went up.
Today’s session saw shares of 30 out of a total 81 electronically-registered joint-stock companies exchanging hands with 9 down, 11 up and 10 retaining their previous figures.
Total traded shares hit 953 million worth 2.283 billion Iraqi dinars through 238 deals including 4 deals by non-Iraqi investors with over 77.950 million shares worth 949.290 million Iraqi dinars over the banking, industrial, and hotel sectors.
The ISX witnessed its first e-trading session on April 19, 2009 in shares in Ashur International Bank (AIB), Al-Mansour Bank and the Iraqi Credit Bank , Ashtar Hotel and Al-Mansour Hotel.
The Iraqi Middle East Investment Bank and the Warka Bank joined the electronic trading sessions on June 7.
The ISX now holds five sessions from Sunday to Thursday.