The Czech Euro newsweekly reported that the Ceska Rafinerska refinery, a Unipetrol subsidiary, recorded an all-time record pretax profit of more than CZK 4 bil. for 2000. This should result in some CZK 3 bil. in after-tax profit. The bottom-line figure is better than expected, though we await further details before commenting further on the result. Moreover, the Unipetrol parent company is to report its preliminary 2000 results today, though these are relatively unimportant since the parent company represents only a very minor part of the group’s activities. More relevant Unipetrol subsidiaries’ figures for 2000 will be released on February 19.