Greece shares higher at close of trade; Athens General Composite up 0.03%

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Greece shares higher at close of trade; Athens General Composite up 0.03%
Credit: © Reuters. – Greece equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Travel , Media and Retail sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Athens, the Athens General Composite rose 0.03%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Athens General Composite were Papoutsanis Industrial and Commercial of Consumer Goods SA (AT: PSALr ), which rose 11.76% or 0.120 points to trade at 1.145 at the close. Iktinos Hellas (AT: IKTr ) added 4.20% or 0.2000 points to end at 4.9600 and Kekrops SA (AT: KEKr ) was up 3.91% or 0.0500 points to 1.3300 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Nireus Aqua (AT: NIRr ), which lost 4.24% or 0.007 points to trade at 0.158 in late trade. Techn Olympic (AT: OLYr ) declined 3.46% or 0.080 points to end at 2.230 and Gr Sarantis SA (AT: SRSr ) shed 3.24% or 0.24 points to 7.16.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 49 to 49 and 24 ended unchanged on the Athens Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.13% or 1.65 to $1310.55 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 2.48% or 1.32 to hit $54.63 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 1.81% or 1.11 to trade at $62.31 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.06% to 1.1423, while EUR/GBP fell 0.05% to 0.8741.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.06% at 95.572.

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