Czech Stocks: CEZ, Erste Group, New World, Komercni Banka Move

The Czech Republic’s PX equity index dropped 3.6 percent to 897.3 at its 4:25 p.m. close in Prague, the lowest in four weeks.

The following were among the most active stocks in the Czech market today. Stock symbols follow company names.

CEZ AS (CEZ) , the country’s biggest power producer, slid 2.4 percent to 741.9 koruna. Electricity for next-year delivery in neighboring Germany, where CEZ exports part of its output, fell to 54.40 euros per megawatt-hour, headed for the contract’s lowest close since March 11.

Erste Group Bank AG (EBS) , an Austrian lender, declined 4.8 percent to 375.9 koruna, its lowest close since April 2009. Komercni Banka AS (KOMB) , the Czech unit of Societe Generale SA, slid 6 percent, the most in 1 1/2 months, to 3,259 koruna. Banks led global shares lower after the announcement of a Greek referendum renewed concern the nation may default.

New World Resources Plc (NWR CP), the biggest coking-coal producer in the Czech Republic, slumped 6.1 percent, the most since Sept. 22, to 142.49 koruna. Europe’s benchmark coal futures contracts slumped 3.1 percent, the most since May 2010, to $116 a metric ton in the Netherlands.

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