Stock market gets off to a good start Monday

Tunis: The stock market got off to a good start on Monday. The benchmark index rose 0.2% to 9,142.9 points on very limited volume of TND 2.7 million. TELNET was the session's top performer. Shares in the engineering and technology consulting specialist rose 5.8% to TND 5.640, with TND 52,000 traded. ATB shares also performed well during the session. Shares in the subsidiary of the Arab Bank Group rose by 4% to TND 2.880, attracting TND 116,000 in revenue. Shares of Amen Bank topped the trading charts. The share of the financial arm of the PGI group ended the session in the green (+1% to TND 39.500), feeding the market with a capital of TND 929,000. Ciments de Bizerte was the worst performer of the session. Traded at TND 1,000, the shares of the state-owned cement company fell by 4.3% to TND 0.670. Euro-Cycles shares continued to bleed. The bicycle manufacturer's shares fell by 2.3% to TND 11.410 in a sell-off. Trading in the stock was relatively light at TND 77,000. Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse