The severe decline in stock quotes triggered major sell-offs at BSE, which lifted today’s total trade value to 34.76 million lei (€8.36 million), from 13.7 million lei (€3.3 million) on Friday. Transactions with state securities totaled 69.83 million lei (€16.78 million).

BET index that gauges the performance of ten most actively traded stocks at BSE dropped 2% to 5,945.60 points, while composite BET-C gave up 1.81% and closed at 3,572.99 points.

BET-FI index of the five financial investment companies (BSE:SIF) suffered the steepest decline, of 2.51% and finished down to 31,644.24 points, while Vienna’s ROTX shed slipped 1.96% to 12,106.12 points.

BET-XT index of the 25 most traded stocks dropped 2.07% to 590.63 points, while BET-NG gauge of ten energy stocks finished down 1.55% to 820.22 points.

Financial investment companies have been the most traded today. FIC Oltenia (BSE:SIF5) attracted the 10.10 million lei while stock prices plunged 2.58% to 1.89 lei. SIF Banat-Crisana (BSE:SIF1) slumped 3.07% to 1.58 lei, while total trade value stood at 3.84 million lei at closing.

In the banking sector, BRD SocGen (BSE:BRD) closed down 1.92% to 15.30 lei, while Erste Bank suffered 2.23% correction and finished at 140 lei.