Benchmark Flies on Wings of New Novartis Offer

Ljubljana, 21 October - The Slovenian benchmark SBI 20 index capitalised Monday on the latest offer of Swiss pharma company Novartis for drug maker Lek, which was raised by almost 50 euros per share on Saturday. The benchmark recorded one of the highest daily gains ever, 126.79 points, to close at a new all-time high of 3,410.85 points, up 3.86 percent. Below is a roundup of indices on the Ljubljana Stock Exchange following today's trading:

Benchmark Index, SBI 20            3,410.85      up 126.79         +3,86%
Investment Companies' Index, PIX   2,599.59      up  95.85         +3,83%
Free Market Index, IPT	           2,398.37      up  37.27         +1,58%
Bond Index, BIO                      109.20      up   0.07         +0,06%
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