The Czech market picked up in the second half of the trading and followed a trend of western region. The volume rose after US macrodata announcement, but still remained below long term averages. The trading had a same pattern as last few days, when PX Index opens in negative territory and it is working on its way up during the day. ECM decreased by more than 1% influenced by postponement of building approval for its flag ship project Epoque in Pankrac, Prague. Officials are waiting for UNESCO opinion. The best performer became Philip Morris with growth of almost 2%.