Greece shares higher at close of trade; Athens General Composite up 0.36%

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Greece shares higher at close of trade; Athens General Composite up 0.36%
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Investing.com – Greece equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Telecoms , Household and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Athens, the Athens General Composite added 0.36%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Athens General Composite were Loulis Mills (AT: LOUr ), which rose 2.94% or 0.06 points to trade at 2.10 at the close. Athens Water (AT: EYDr ) added 2.93% or 0.15 points to end at 5.27 and Hellenic Telec (AT: OTEr ) was up 2.60% or 0.27 points to 10.65 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Techn Olympic (AT: OLYr ), which lost 3.93% or 0.070 points to trade at 1.710 in late trade. National Bank of Greece (AT: NBGr ) declined 3.36% or 0.008 points to end at 0.230 and Iaso (AT: IASr ) shed 2.25% or 0.018 points to 0.780.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 54 to 48 and 17 ended unchanged on the Athens Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.15% or 1.80 to $1185.80 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 0.58% or 0.38 to hit $65.84 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract rose 0.43% or 0.31 to trade at $71.74 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.26% to 1.1408, while EUR/GBP rose 0.11% to 0.8957.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.30% at 96.19.

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