Greece shares higher at close of trade; Athens General Composite up 0.31%

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Greece shares higher at close of trade; Athens General Composite up 0.31%
Credit: © Reuters. – Greece equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Travel , Media and Retail sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Athens, the Athens General Composite added 0.31%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Athens General Composite were Techn Olympic (AT: OLYr ), which rose 13.64% or 0.240 points to trade at 2.000 at the close. Public Power (AT: DEHr ) added 6.25% or 0.08 points to end at 1.36 and Ellaktor SA (AT: HELr ) was up 5.90% or 0.072 points to 1.292 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Piraeus Bank SA (AT: BOPr ), which lost 5.79% or 0.038 points to trade at 0.618 in late trade. National Bank of Greece SA (AT: NBGr ) declined 2.95% or 0.028 points to end at 0.922 and Eurobank Ergasias SA (AT: EURBr ) shed 2.86% or 0.0140 points to 0.4760.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 63 to 46 and 11 ended unchanged on the Athens Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.19% or 2.45 to $1280.15 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 0.06% or 0.03 to hit $54.16 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 0.30% or 0.19 to trade at $62.89 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.07% to 1.1368, while EUR/GBP fell 0.11% to 0.8813.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.01% at 95.988.

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