Greece shares higher at close of trade; Athens General Composite up 0.28%

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Greece shares higher at close of trade; Athens General Composite up 0.28%
Credit: © Reuters. – Greece equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Travel , Media and Retail sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Athens, the Athens General Composite added 0.28%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Athens General Composite were Iktinos Hellas (AT: IKTr ), which rose 4.43% or 0.1900 points to trade at 4.4800 at the close. Kekrops SA (AT: KEKr ) added 3.20% or 0.0400 points to end at 1.2900 and Hellenic Telec (AT: OTEr ) was up 2.91% or 0.28 points to 9.90 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Piraeus Bank SA (AT: BOPr ), which lost 5.06% or 0.040 points to trade at 0.750 in late trade. Quest Holdings (AT: IQTr ) declined 2.99% or 0.400 points to end at 13.000 and Elliniki Technodomiki Anemos SA (AT: ANEMr ) shed 2.64% or 0.040 points to 1.475.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 50 to 48 and 19 ended unchanged on the Athens Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.54% or 6.90 to $1291.00 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 0.49% or 0.23 to hit $46.31 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 0.20% or 0.11 to trade at $55.02 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.45% to 1.1393, while EUR/GBP rose 0.52% to 0.9040.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.54% at 95.905.

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