Erste, VIG Lead Czech Shares Higher on Global Stimulus Optimism

Vienna Insurance Group AG and Erste Group Bank AG led a third day of gains for Czech shares as speculation that central banks may step up measures to boost economies drove investors to riskier assets.

VIG rose 1.9 percent, the most since June 5, to 739 koruna. Erste added 0.7 percent to 359.4 koruna, paring weekly losses to 1.6 percent. The PX index, in which the two Austrian companies have a combined 31 percent weighting, advanced 0.5 percent.