Greece shares higher at close of trade; Athens General Composite up 0.26%

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Greece shares higher at close of trade; Athens General Composite up 0.26%
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 0.26% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Athens General Composite were Intralot (AT: INLr ), which rose 9.67% or 0.047 points to trade at 0.533 at the close. Athens Medical (AT: AMCr ) added 9.32% or 0.110 points to end at 1.290 and Marfin Invest (AT: MRFr ) was up 7.24% or 0.005 points to 0.082 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Crete Plastics SA (AT: PLAKR ), which lost 3.54% or 0.400 points to trade at 10.800 in late trade. J. & P. Avax (AT: AVAr ) declined 3.01% or 0.009 points to end at 0.290 and Athens Water (AT: EYDr ) shed 2.90% or 0.16 points to 5.35.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 62 to 43 and 17 ended unchanged on the Athens Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.24% or 3.15 to $1316.05 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 0.69% or 0.37 to hit $54.03 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 0.82% or 0.51 to trade at $62.49 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.29% to 1.1379, while EUR/GBP fell 0.35% to 0.8784.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.20% at 96.007.

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