The PX-50 index closed Friday up 1.6% on the week at 536.1 points, earlier posting its highest close since September 2000, on Tuesday. All Czech blue chips saw prices rise last week. The main gainers were Cesky Telecom, CEZ and Unipetrol: Cesky Telecom gained 3.2% on the week to CZK 341.5; CEZ strengthened by 2.2% on a very good volume of USD 33.5 mil. (121% above its 12M average), and closed Friday at CZK 109.8; and Unipetrol was up by 2.2% on the week, closing Friday at CZK 49.9. Komercni banka dominated volume again with USD 68.4 mil. worth of shares traded, and rose by 1.1%, closing Friday at CZK 2,019. Erste Bank rose by 0.8% to CZK 2,240, Philip Morris CR added 1% to CZK 11,370, and Ceske radiokomunikace closed Friday essentially unchanged at CZK 193.5.
The overall market volume was USD 135.2 mil., 12.1% above the 12M average (the Prague Stock Exchange was closed for a national holiday on May 8).