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%.