Polish Stocks: Bank Zachodni, GTC, Grupa Lotos, PKO Shares Move

Poland’s WIG20 Index climbed 1.2 percent to 2,233.38 at the close in Warsaw, bringing its gain for the week to 3.4 percent.

The following were among the most active stocks on the Warsaw Stock Exchange today. Stock symbols follow company names.

Bank Zachodni WBK SA (BZW PW), the Polish unit of Spain’s Santander SA, slid 1.7 percent to 228 zloty, the steepest drop in three weeks after Fitch Ratings lowered its rating to BBB from A- yesterday.

Globe Trade Centre SA (GTC PW), the country’s second-largest property developer by market value, rose 0.8 percent to 6.35 zloty, the highest level in more than five weeks, after agreeing to sell a real-estate project in Warsaw.

Grupa Lotos SA (LTS PW), Poland’s second-largest oil refiner, jumped 6.6 percent to 27.47 zloty, its biggest daily advance in more than eight months, as speculation that central banks will take steps to shelter economies from Europe’s debt crisis lifted commodities and emerging-market stocks.

PKO Bank Polski (PKO PW), Poland’s biggest lender, added 2 percent to 32.98 zloty, the strongest closing level in more than six weeks, as the Bank of England’s comments on easing credit boosted confidence central banks will provide economic stimulus to the global economy and buoyed financial stocks.

David McQuaid in Warsaw dmcquaid1@bloomberg.net

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