Greece shares higher at close of trade; Athens General Composite up 0.11%

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Greece shares higher at close of trade; Athens General Composite up 0.11%
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Investing.com – Greece equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Retail , Telecoms and Utilities sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Athens, the Athens General Composite rose 0.11%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Athens General Composite were Elton S.A. (AT: ELNr ), which rose 3.91% or 0.050 points to trade at 1.330 at the close. AS Company SA (AT: ASCr ) added 3.36% or 0.050 points to end at 1.550 and Iktinos Hellas (AT: IKTr ) was up 3.16% or 0.0500 points to 1.6300 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Piraeus Bank SA (AT: BOPr ), which lost 4.42% or 0.110 points to trade at 2.380 in late trade. Halcor (AT: XAKO ) declined 3.54% or 0.040 points to end at 1.090 and Marfin Invest (AT: MRFr ) shed 2.35% or 0.002 points to 0.083.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 54 to 37 and 17 ended unchanged on the Athens Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.11% or 1.39 to $1274.59 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 3.25% or 1.65 to hit $49.14 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 3.11% or 1.77 to trade at $55.23 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.10% to 1.1723, while EUR/GBP rose 0.66% to 0.8985.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.04% at 93.73.

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