Investors and analysts welcomed Thursday's nomination of Marek Belka, a former Polish prime minister and the director of the IMF's European department, for the leadership of the country's central bank.
Warsaw's benchmark WIG20 stock index gained 0.74% by 12:52 in London on Friday, extending gains of 0.93% the previous day. Banks listed in the country fared well on Thursday, with shares in Bank Zachodni gaining 4.1%, and those of Bank Pekao picking up 2.3%.
Analysts approved of the choice of
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