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%
Credit: © Reuters. – Greece equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Retail , Oil & Gas and Financials sectors propelled shares higher.

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

The biggest gainers of the session on the Athens General Composite were Karatzi (AT: KRTr ), which rose 12.78% or 0.850 points to trade at 7.500 at the close. Sarantiseg (AT: SRSr ) added 5.51% or 0.38 points to end at 7.28 and Motor Oil Hellas Corinth Refineries SA (AT: MORr ) was up 3.80% or 0.80 points to 21.85 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Athens Medical (AT: AMCr ), which lost 3.74% or 0.040 points to trade at 1.030 in late trade. Piraeus Bank SA (AT: BOPr ) declined 3.52% or 0.076 points to end at 2.084 and Iaso (AT: IASr ) shed 3.09% or 0.024 points to 0.752.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 55 to 51 and 16 ended unchanged on the Athens Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.52% or 6.30 to $1209.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 1.47% or 1.02 to hit $70.61 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 0.44% or 0.35 to trade at $79.38 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.09% to 1.1675, while EUR/GBP rose 0.02% to 0.8875.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.07% at 94.15.

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