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

February 15, 2012

Feb. 15 (Bloomberg) -- The Czech Republic’s PX stock index climbed 0.2 percent to 1,006.5 at its close 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 jumped 2.3 percent to 470.7 koruna. Lenders led European shares higher after China said it would invest in the region’s bailout fund and Germany and France reported better-than-expected economic data.

New World Resources Plc (NWR CP), the biggest Czech coking- coal producer, climbed 0.9 percent to 152.4 koruna, extending this year’s rally to 12 percent. Commodities rallied, sending Europe’s benchmark coal derivatives up 0.4 percent to $113.4 a metric ton in the Netherlands.

--Editors: Linda Shen, Alex Nicholson

To contact the reporter on this story: Krystof Chamonikolas in Prague at kchamonikola@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Gavin Serkin at gserkin@bloomberg.net


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