Greece shares higher at close of trade; Athens General Composite up 0.42%

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Greece shares higher at close of trade; Athens General Composite up 0.42%
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Investing.com – Greece equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Banking , Financials and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Athens, the Athens General Composite added 0.42%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Athens General Composite were Intracom Constructions Technical and Steel Constructions SA (AT: INCr ), which rose 4.58% or 0.060 points to trade at 1.370 at the close. Plaisio Comp (AT: PLAr ) added 4.44% or 0.170 points to end at 4.000 and Alpha Bank SA (AT: ACBr ) was up 4.16% or 0.051 points to 1.276 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Intracom Hold (AT: INRr ), which lost 6.96% or 0.086 points to trade at 1.150 in late trade. Intralot (AT: INLr ) declined 5.00% or 0.030 points to end at 0.570 and J. & P. Avax (AT: AVAr ) shed 3.52% or 0.015 points to 0.397.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 57 to 45 and 16 ended unchanged on the Athens Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.56% or 6.80 to $1201.40 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October rose 0.15% or 0.10 to hit $68.69 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract fell 0.27% or 0.21 to trade at $77.97 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.27% to 1.1659, while EUR/GBP fell 0.03% to 0.8916.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.28% at 94.79.

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