BUX slides on global growth, eurozone debt concerns

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The Budapest Stock Exchange main BUX index finished the session Friday down 1.8% at 17,781, falling with other markets on concerns about global growth and the eurozone debt crisis.

OTP Bank lost 3% to HUF 3,860 on turnover of HUF 14.8 billion or about 82% of the HUF 18.1 billion session total. The decline followed better than expected earnings in the bank's Q2 report published before the start of trade on Friday.

Oil and gas group MOL finished down 1.2% at HUF 16,505 on turnover of HUF 2 billion.

Drugmaker Richter ended the day down 2.2% at HUF 35,000 on turnover of HUF 616 million.

Magyar Telekom was the only blue chip to advance, climbing 0.4% to HUF 508 on turnover of HUF 396 million.

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