Hungary’s benchmark BUX stock index rose 4.2 percent to 18,223.52 by the close in Budapest, the biggest jump since Nov. 11.
The following were among the most active shares in the Hungarian market today. Stock symbols follow company names.
OTP Bank Nyrt. (OTP HB), Hungary’s largest lender, rose 6.7 percent to 3,810 forint, extending its two-day gain to 13 percent. The European Commission approved Hungary’s request to start talks on a bailout today, five months after the government requested the aid.
Mol Nyrt. (MOL HB), Hungary’s largest refiner, rose 5.8 percent to 17,990 forint. Gyula Pleschinger, state secretary at the Economy Ministry, said today the country can start the aid negotiations as soon as legislation required by the EU is passed.