CCB, Chimimport drag Sofia bourse blue-chip index further down

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The Bulgarian Stock Exchange blue-chip SOFIX index closed 0.41% lower at 417.64 points on Wednesday, marking its fifth consecutive losing session. Lender Central Cooperative Bank (CCB) and its majority owner Chimimport fell most among blue chips, losing 3.61% and 3.09%, respectively. The wider BGBX40 index, which tracks the 40 most traded shares on the Sofia bourse, decreased 0.66% to 89.78 points, while the BGTR30 index, in which companies with a free float of at least 10% have equal weight, erased 0.92% to 432.88 points. Both indices were hurt by a 12.28% drop in the share price of financial and insurance group Eurohold Bulgaria [BUL:4EH].The BGREIT index, which tracks real estate investment trusts, rose 0.12% to 125.22 points. Total regulated market trading turnover amounted to 774,000 levs on Wednesday.

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