Greece shares higher at close of trade; Athens General Composite up 0.15%

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Greece shares higher at close of trade; Athens General Composite up 0.15%
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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 added 0.15%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Athens General Composite were Selonda Aquaculture SA (AT: SELr ), which rose 4.95% or 0.0020 points to trade at 0.0424 at the close. Iktinos Hellas (AT: IKTr ) added 3.40% or 0.1600 points to end at 4.8600 and Ellaktor SA (AT: HELr ) was up 3.40% or 0.044 points to 1.338 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Attica Bank SA (AT: BOAr ), which lost 4.31% or 0.005 points to trade at 0.107 in late trade. Piraeus Bank SA (AT: BOPr ) declined 3.28% or 0.020 points to end at 0.590 and Public Power (AT: DEHr ) shed 2.88% or 0.04 points to 1.35.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 60 to 42 and 19 ended unchanged on the Athens Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 1.42% or 18.15 to $1297.95 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 0.49% or 0.26 to hit $53.39 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 0.26% or 0.16 to trade at $61.25 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.86% to 1.1402, while EUR/GBP rose 0.09% to 0.8659.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.73% at 95.593.

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