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BUX up 0.31% at noon on eurozone debt relief efforts

The Budapest Stock Exchange's blue-chip BUX index was up 0.31% at noon on Friday as the meeting of European finance ministers on Friday and the European Central Bank's announcement on Thursday that it would reintroduce three-month dollar liquidity tenders in Q4 boosted sentiment among BSE investors.

The BUX commenced afternoon trade 52.02 points higher at 16,850.23 on a composite exchange turnover of HUF 3.23 billion.

BSE blue-chips stood as follows at Friday noon:

OTP Bank was up 0.54% at HUF 3,750 on an exchange-high turnover of HUF 1.98 billion;

Oil and gas company MOL was up 0.47% at HUF 15,015 on a turnover of HUF 717m;

Drug company Richter was up 0.45% at HUF 33,550 on a turnover of HUF 329m;

Magyar Telekom was up 0.21% at HUF 488 on a turnover of HUF 133m.