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Stock Market Ends Last Week of Year on Positive Note

Ljubljana, 29 December (STA) - The Ljubljana Stock Exchange finished the last week of trading in 2012 on a positive note as the SBI TOP blue chip index added 1.16% to 635 points. In the two-day holiday-shortened trading week, brokers wrapped up a total of EUR 2.8m in deals.

Since the Ljubljana Stock Exchange will be closed on the first two days of next week for New Year's celebrations, this week also concluded trading for 2012.

Drug maker Krka (-0.62% to EUR 50) was the most coveted item, accounting for EUR 1.13m of the weekly volumes, followed by telco Telekom Slovenije (+2.29% to EUR 95.55) with a turnover of EUR 406,000 and insurer Zavarovalnica Triglav (+0.61% to EUR 16.50) on EUR 387,000.

The winner of the week was the NKBM bank, which added 3.92% to EUR 1.30, followed by energy company Petrol, which gained 2.38% to finish the year at EUR 236.40.

Also in the black was retailer Mercator, which was up 1.74% to EUR 114, while household appliance maker Gorenje was down 0.21% to EUR 3.79.

Big names outside the index were also upbeat this week, with shipping company Intereuropa adding 7.63% to EUR 0.55 and port operator Luka Koper 6% to EUR 7.95.

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