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OTP Bank Rises, Driven by Supportive Global Investor Sentiment

March 23, 2012

OTP Bank Nyrt. (OTP), Hungary’s largest lender, snapped two days of declines, supported by an improvement in global market sentiment.

“The rising trend in the U.S. is unrelenting, global sentiment seems to be returning to positive trend,” Zsolt Balasy, a stock analyst at Bayerische Landesbank AG’s local unit, said on the phone.

OTP shares rose 0.9 percent to 3,858 forint by 10:45 a.m. in Budapest, helping the benchmark BUX stock index advance 0.4 percent to 19,020.

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