Azoty, Bioton Insulin Maker: Central European Equity Preview

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Poland’s WIG20 Index (WIG20) fell 1.2 percent, the Czech PX Index (PX) slid 0.7 percent and Hungary’s BUX Index (BUX) rose 1.8 percent.

Azoty Tarnow (ATT) : The management board of Poland’s biggest publicly traded chemicals producer is “strongly” against an offer from OAO Acron of Russia. The Russian fertilizer maker bid for a 66 percent stake in Azoty at 36 zloty a share on May 16. Tarnow gained 0.3 percent to 38 zloty.

Bioton SA (BIO) : Poland’s largest insulin maker can expect more than 5 billion ($6.2 billion) euros of orders over the next 15 years as long-term contracts produce a “surge” of new business in China over the next 18 months, Chief Executive Officer Slawomir Ziegert was quoted today as saying by Parkiet. The shares tumbled 13 percent to 0.07 zloty.

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