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BUX falls almost 0.7%; OTP leads loss

The Budapest Stock Exchange's main BUX index finished the session on Tuesday down 0.67% at 23,261.50, falling with big indices in Western Europe hit by profit-taking. Defensive share Richter was the only blue chip to advance, while OTP Bank lost the most.

OTP Bank fell 1.94% to HUF 5,805 on turnover of HUF 7.6 billion or about 61% of a paltry HUF 12.5 billion session total.

Oil and gas company MOL dipped 0.22% to HUF 20,700 on turnover of HUF 2.2 billion.

Magyar Telekom dropped 0.51% to HUF 584 on turnover of HUF 492 million. But drug maker Richter climbed 0.65% to HUF 46,800 on turnover of HUF 1.8 billion.

The bourse's mid-cap BUMIX index slipped 0.36% to 2,111.18.

Elsewhere in the region, Warsaw's WIG 20 fell 0.47% and the Prague PX was down 0.31%.

Western Europe's biggest indices were all lower late Tuesday. London's FTSE 100 fell 0.90% to 5,699.97, Frankfurt's DAX dropped 0.36% to 6,615.05 and the CAC 40 in Paris was down 0.65% at 3,844.86. (MTI – Econews)