Czech Stocks: Erste Group Bank, New World Resources Are Active

June 18 (Bloomberg) -- The Czech Republic’s PX stock index snapped three days of gains, sliding less than 0.1 percent to 884.8 at the end of trading in Prague.

The following were among the most active equities in the Czech market today. Stock symbols follow company names.

Erste Group Bank AG (RBAG CP) of Austria lost 2.4 percent to 359.2 koruna, after gaining 3.7 percent in the previous three sessions. Financial stocks were among the worst performers in Europe as the region’s financial crisis deepened with Spain’s yields rising to a euro-era high.

New World Resources Plc (NWR CP), the biggest Czech coking-coal producer, slid 2.9 percent to 101 koruna, snapping a 6.7 percent advance in the previous three days. Commodities tumbled, sending Europe’s benchmark coal derivatives down 1.2 percent to $95.65 a metric ton in the Netherlands.

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