BUX tracks peers in Western Europe but finishes higher

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The Budapest Stock Exchangeʼs main BUX index ended the session on Thursday up 0.61% at 25,770.70, tracking the movements of big indices in Western Europe but finishing higher.

OTP Bank gained 1.46% to HUF 6,805 on turnover of HUF 8.2 bln or nearly half of the HUF 17.7 bln session total.

Oil and gas company MOL edged up 0.15% to HUF 16,300 on turnover of HUF 5.3 bln.

Drugmaker Richter rose 0.59% to HUF 5,266 on turnover of HUF 3.2 bln.

Magyar Telekom slipped 0.45% to HUF 438 on turnover of HUF 0.8 bln.

The bourseʼs mid-cap BUMIX index finished down 0.31% at 1,722.67.

Elsewhere in the region, Warsawʼs WIG 20 gained 2.02% but the Prague PX fell 1.31%.

Western Europeʼs biggest indices were mostly lower ahead of the end of trade on Thursday. Londonʼs FTSE was up 0.08%, but the DAX in Frankfurt was down 1.30% and the CAC 40 in Paris fell 0.78%.

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