The Budapest Stock Exchange's blue-chip BUX index closed Wednesday trade up 1.76% to 17,311.68 as news that Slovakia would likely ratify the European Financial Stability Facility debt-bailout fund boosted sentiment at bourses throughout Europe.
The BUX gained 298.94 points on a composite exchange turnover of HUF 16.58bn, fluctuating in a 3.2% range between an intra-session low of 16,882.89 at 9:25 a.m. and an intra-session high of 17,423.17 at around 4:15 p.m.
BSE blue-chips stood as follows at Wednesday's closing bell:
OTP Bank gained 3.36% to HUF 3,411 on an exchange-high turnover of HUF 12.48bn, or just over 75% of the BSE's Wednesday trade;
Drug company Richter advanced 3.15% to HUF 35,380 on a turnover of HUF 863m;
Oil and gas company MOL advanced 0.90% to HUF 16,900 on a turnover of HUF 2.13bn;
Magyar Telekom lost 0.78% to HUF 512 on a turnover of HUF 761m.
The BSE Big Four generated 97.9% of the exchange's composite Wednesday turnover.