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BUX falls as global sentiment turns negative; blue chips OTP, Magyar Telekom lose

The Budapest Stock Exchange's main BUX index closed the session down 0.93% at 22,285.20 on Monday as sentiment turned negative on international markets over Ireland's debt woes; blue chips OTP and Magyar Telekom suffered losses.

OTP Bank lost 3.61% to HUF 5,210 on turnover of HUF 6.4 billion, oil and gas company MOL rose 0.22% to HUF 20,645 on turnover of HUF 1.4 billion, drug maker Richter gained 0.98% to HUF 45,945 on turnover of HUF 0.7 billion and Magyar Telekom lost 0.51% to HUF 587 on turnover of HUF 0.4 billion.

Share turnover amounted to HUF 9.5 billion for the session.

The bourse's mid-cap BUMIX index finished up 0.24% at 2,012.90.

Major Western European share indices were all down, with London's FTSE falling 0.61%, Frankfurt's DAX losing 0.28% and the CAC-40 in Paris dropping 0.99%.

Elsewhere in the CEE region, Warsaw's WIG-20 fell 0.38% and Prague's PX-50 dropped 0.49%. (MTI-Econews)