The liquidity at the Bucharest Stock Exchange increased to 22.47 million lei (€5.51 million), while bond transactions totaled 16.31 million lei.

“What holds the market up is the equity holding limit at FICs, given the buying spree today. I think that the holding cap at FICs has been the main factor that disconnected the performance of the Romanian market from external equities. The US stock market suffered sharp drops but its impact over the local trading has been fairly limited”, said Mihai Muresian, trader at Intercapital Invest.

BET index that gauges the performance of the ten most actively traded stocks at BSE rose 1.00% to 5,116.07 points, while composite BET-C gained 0.93% to 2,994.20 points.

BET-FI index of the five financial investment companies (BSE:SIF) jumped 4.02% to 28,981.15 points , while Vienna’s ROTX closed 0.77% higher to 10,471.09 points.

BET-XT index of the 25 most traded stocks at BSE climbed 1.96% to 521.06 points, while BET-NG of the energy companies finished 0.71% up to 657.23 points.

FIC Oltenia (BSE:SIF5) shares have been the most traded stocks today with a liquidity of 6.07 million lei and rose 3.9% to 1.60lei. FIC Moldova (SIF2) increased by 3.79% to 1.37 lei in a liquidity of 4.03 million lei.

In the banking sector, Banca Transilvania (BSE:TLV) grew 1.42% to 2.41 lei, while Erste Bank (BSE:EBS) shed 0.52% to 114.90 lei.

Transactions with Petrom shares (BSE:SNP) totaled 2.41 million lei, while share prices increased by 2.16% to 0.284 lei. Dafora Medias (BSE:DAFR) rose 4.42% to 0.118 lei.