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For BSE, thank God, it's (almost) Friday

The Budapest Stock Exchange's main BUX index finished the session up 1.64pc, rising with other bourses in the region and Western Europe lifted by strong earnings reports.

The Budapest Stock Exchange's main BUX index finished the session up 1.64pc at 22,303.06 on Wednesday,. In sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday, the BUX reclaimed almost three-fourths of its 2.90pc fall on Monday after talks between the government and delegations from the IMF and EU on Hungary's financial aid package were suspended at the weekend to give the government more time to clarify open questions.

OTP Bank advanced 3.76pc to HUF 5,105 on Wednesday on turnover of HUF 10.9bn, or about three-fourths of the HUF 14.5bn session total.

Oil and gas company MOL rose 0.98pc to HUF 20,000 on turnover of HUF 1.7bn.

Magyar Telekom lost 1.16pc to HUF 680 on turnover of HUF 753m, but drug maker Richter climbed 2.07pc to HUF 44,900 on turnover of HUF 746m.

The bourse's mid-cap BUMIX index rose 1.16pc to 2,025.00.

Elsewhere in the region, Warsaw's WIG 20 was up 2.28pc and the Prague PX climbed 1.55pc. Western Europe's biggest indices were all higher late Wednesday. London's FTSE 100 was up 1.76pc at 5,230.09, Frankfurt's DAX advanced 0.84pc to 6,017.46 and the CAC 40 in Paris climbed 0.95pc to 3,500.94.