The liquidity of the Bucharest Stock Exchange increased by 12% today to 12.13 million lei (€2.91 million), from yesterday’s 10.84 million lei.

BET index that gauges the performance of the ten most liquid stocks at BSE edged up 0.97% to 4,998.60 points, while the composite BET-C jumped 1.23% to 2,881.66 points.

“There have been stocks that performed well, but the liquidity remains low. Since it is the first week of 2010, investors wait to see a clearer direction in the market”, said Razvan Pasol, managing director of Intercapital Invest.

BET-FI index of the five financial investment companies (BSE:SIF) gained 1.05% to 25,147.89 points, while Vienna’s ROTX rose 0.88% to 10,304.75 points.

BET-XT index of the 25 most traded stocks climbed 1.07% to 490.83 points, and BET-NG of the energy stocks at BSE increased by 1.01% to 626.87 points.

On the other hand, the European markets were moving lower at BSE’s closing, after US labor data. At the London Stock Exchange, FTSE index of the leading 100 shares was growing 0.03% to 5,531.92 while Germany’s DAX was shedding 0.38% to 6,011.63 points. France’s CAC40 was inching down 0.03% to 4,012.91 points.

BRD SocGen (BSE:BRD) shares have led the most trade stock chart today, with 2.69 million lei trades and pushed prices up 1.45% to 14 lei. Banca Transilvania stocks held steady at 2.30lei in a liquidity of 1.48 million lei.

In the energy sector Petrom (BSE:SNP) jumped 3.05% to 0.27lei after transactions worth 1.94 million lei, while Rompetrol Rafinare (BSE:RRC) shares declined 1.5% to 0.0655 lei in a liquidity of 906,300 lei.

Transactions with FIC Oltenia (BSE:SIF5) totaled 1.33 million lei as shares gained 1.49% to 1.36 lei. FIC Transilvania (BSE:SIF3) stagnated at 0.70lei, on a liquidity of 646,000 lei.