Polish equity market advanced on Thursday. The broad market measure, the WIG Index, added 0.84%. Sector-wise, banking names ( 3.13%) fared the best on hopes the President will not sign into law the new version of a Sejm-approved bill on foreign currency mortgage conversion. On the contrary, chemicals (-2.32%) were the poorest performers.
The large-cap companies' measure, the WIG30 Index, grew by 0.81%. In the large-cap stock universe, the gainers were led by BZ WBK (WSE: BZW), BOGDANKA (WSE: LWB), GTC (WSE: GTC) and PEKAO (WSE: PEO), rising 4%-5.73%. At the same time, GRUPA AZOTY (WSE: ATT) topped the decliners' list, slumping 6.36%. It was followed by PKN ORLEN (WSE: PKN) and ORANGE POLSKA (WSE: OPL), which lost 2.50% and 2.23% respectively.