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BUX climbs 1.2% led by OTP, MOL

The Budapest Stock Exchange's main BUX index finished Friday up 1.17% at 17,448.83, rising on gains by OTP Bank and oil and gas company MOL.

OTP Bank gained 3.22% to HUF 3,489 on turnover of HUF 6.1bn or about 68% of the HUF 9.0bn session total.

Oil and gas company MOL rose 0.83% to HUF 17,040 on turnover of HUF 1.7bn.

Magyar Telekom finished flat at HUF 501 on turnover of HUF 579m.

Richter, the bourse's only defensive blue chip, lost 0.27% to HUF 35,700 on turnover of HUF 493m.

Elsewhere in the region, Warsaw's WIG 20 was up 1.22% but the Prague PX fell 0.64%.

Western Europe's biggest indices were all higher late Friday. London's FTSE 100 was up 1.19%, Frankfurt's DAX rose 1.11% and the CAC 40 in Paris climbed 1.07%.