The Czech market closed higher in-line with the region. Volumes traded improved by still remained below the long term averages. CEZ and Zentiva were the most actively traded listings. Ongoing domestic demand pushed CEZ above the CZK 1,070 level. The star of the day became CME with gain of 4.4% as it copied performance of its US trade line. Pegas Nonwovens jumped by almost 3% as company announced dividend payout earlier than expected. Orco declined to CZK 3,433 and together with Erste were only laggards finishing lower.