Greece shares higher at close of trade; Athens General Composite up 0.33%

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Greece shares higher at close of trade; Athens General Composite up 0.33%
Credit: © Reuters. – Greece equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Basic Resources , Banking and Utilities sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Athens, the Athens General Composite added 0.33%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Athens General Composite were Attica Bank SA (AT: BOAr ), which rose 14.58% or 0.032 points to trade at 0.247 at the close. Selonda Aquaculture SA (AT: SELr ) added 6.50% or 0.0065 points to end at 0.1065 and Marfin Invest (AT: MRFr ) was up 6.16% or 0.006 points to 0.105 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Intralot (AT: INLr ), which lost 4.28% or 0.037 points to trade at 0.828 in late trade. European Reliance General Insurance Co SA (AT: EREr ) declined 2.78% or 0.100 points to end at 3.500 and Kekrops SA (AT: KEKr ) shed 2.46% or 0.0300 points to 1.1900.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 49 to 47 and 16 ended unchanged on the Athens Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.25% or 3.10 to $1228.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 0.06% or 0.04 to hit $68.56 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 0.08% or 0.06 to trade at $73.50 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.13% to 1.1673, while EUR/GBP fell 0.11% to 0.8880.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.01% at 94.38.

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