Greece shares higher at close of trade; Athens General Composite up 0.07%

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Greece shares higher at close of trade; Athens General Composite up 0.07%
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Investing.com – Greece equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Travel , Media and Retail sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Athens, the Athens General Composite rose 0.07%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Athens General Composite were Alpha Bank SA (AT: ACBr ), which rose 4.40% or 0.040 points to trade at 0.950 at the close. Intracom Holdings SA (AT: INRr ) added 4.23% or 0.028 points to end at 0.690 and Athens Water (AT: EYDr ) was up 3.95% or 0.20 points to 5.26 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Fourlis Hld (AT: FRLr ), which lost 4.75% or 0.190 points to trade at 3.810 in late trade. Viohalco SA (AT: VIOH ) declined 4.23% or 0.110 points to end at 2.490 and Piraeus Bank SA (AT: BOPr ) shed 3.53% or 0.024 points to 0.656.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 52 to 46 and 19 ended unchanged on the Athens Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.72% or 9.35 to $1282.95 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 3.02% or 1.57 to hit $53.64 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 2.48% or 1.52 to trade at $62.70 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.35% to 1.1356, while EUR/GBP rose 0.40% to 0.8806.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.31% at 96.005.

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