Poland’s WIG20 Index declined for a second day, losing 20.02, or 0.7 percent, to 2,760.25 at the 5:30 p.m. close in Warsaw.
The following are among the most active stocks on the Warsaw Stock Exchange today. Stock symbols follow company names.
Astarta Holding NV (AST PW) sank 9.3 zloty, or 10 percent, the lowest close since Nov. 29. Chairman Valery Korotkov’s Aluxes Holding Limited sold 1.5 million shares in the Ukrainian sugar producer, lowering its stake to 26 percent.
Dom Development SA (DOM PW) advanced for a fourth day, adding 0.79 zloty, or 1.7 percent, to 46.49 zloty. The homebuilder proposed to pay out 0.9 zloty a share as a 2010 dividend, compared with 0.8 zloty a share a year earlier.
KGHM Polska Miedz SA (KGH PW), Poland’s sole copper producer, lost 6.8 zloty, or 3.9 percent, to 169 zloty, falling for a fifth day. Copper retreated to the lowest price since December in London as imports of the metal into China, the world’s biggest consumer, slid to a two-year low.
PKN Orlen SA (PKN PW), Poland’s biggest oil company, fell 0.15 zloty, or 0.3 percent, to 50.05 zloty. Grupa Lotos SA (LTS PW), the second-largest refiner, declined 1.29 zloty, or 3 percent, to 41.70 zloty. Oil decreased the most in a almost four months in New York after Spain’s credit rating was cut, Chinese export growth slowed and U.S. unemployment claims climbed, bolstering concern that the global economic recovery and fuel-demand growth will slow.