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BUX down 1.8% at noon on renewed Eurozone debt worries

The Budapest Stock Exchange blue-chip BUX index was down 1.81% at noon on Monday as reemergence of the Eurozone's peripheral debt crisis weighed on sentiment on bourses throughout Europe.

The BUX started afternoon trade down 409 at 22,214.87 on a heavy composite exchange turnover of HUF 10.8 billion.

BSE blue-chips stood as follows at Monday noon:

OTP was down 3.29% at HUF 5,725 on an exchange-high turnover of HUF 8.19 billion;

MOL was down 1.40% at HUF 22,195 on a turnover of HUF 1.45 billion;

Richter was down 1.02% at HUF 35,930 on a turnover of HUF 436 million;

Magyar Telekom was down 0.38% at HUF 527 on a turnover of HUF 242 million.

Major European blue chip stock indices were in negative territory at midday, with London's FTSE-100 down 1.76% and Frankfurt's Xetra DAX down 1.84%.

The BUX's central and eastern European high-cap peer indices were also lower at noon, with Prague's PX-50 down 1.28% and Warsaw's WIG-20 down 1.35%.