Greece shares higher at close of trade; Athens General Composite up 0.49%

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Greece shares higher at close of trade; Athens General Composite up 0.49%
Credit: © Reuters. – Greece equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Technology , Household and Telecoms sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Athens, the Athens General Composite rose 0.49% to hit a new 3-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Athens General Composite were Iaso (AT: IASr ), which rose 7.31% or 0.095 points to trade at 1.395 at the close. Intracom Hold (AT: INRr ) added 6.39% or 0.053 points to end at 0.883 and Jumbo SA (AT: BABr ) was up 3.71% or 0.570 points to 15.950 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Revoil Petrol (AT: REVr ), which lost 8.20% or 0.050 points to trade at 0.560 in late trade. Attica Bank SA (AT: BOAr ) declined 5.26% or 0.002 points to end at 0.036 and Thrace Plastic (AT: THRr ) shed 4.07% or 0.120 points to 2.830.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 70 to 45 and 8 ended unchanged on the Athens Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.02% or 0.30 to $1334.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 0.50% or 0.32 to hit $63.98 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 1.12% or 0.79 to trade at $69.47 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.27% to 1.2233, while EUR/GBP fell 0.12% to 0.8882.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.28% at 90.38.

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