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BUX down 1.02% at noon

The Budapest Stock Exchange's blue-chip BUX index was down 1.02% at noon on Thursday.

The BUX commenced afternoon trade 209.49 points lower at 20,317.81 on a composite exchange turnover of HUF 7.35 billion.

BSE blue-chips stood as follows at Thursday noon:

Drug company Richter was down 1.49% at HUF 36,640 on a turnover of HUF 258m;

Oil and gas company MOL was down 1.14% at HUF 19,160 on a turnover of HUF 422m;

OTP Bank was down 1.01% at HUF 4,800 on an exchange-high turnover of HUF 6.31 billion;

Magyar Telekom was down 0.56% at HUF 533 on a turnover of HUF 156m.

Major European blue-chip stock indices were mixed at midday, with London's FTSE-100 up 0.08% and Frankfurt's Xetra DAX down 0.64%.

The BUX's central and eastern European high-cap peer indices were also lower at noon, with Prague's PX-50 down 0.61% and Warsaw's WIG-20 down 1.09%.