Greece shares higher at close of trade; Athens General Composite up 0.55%

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Greece shares higher at close of trade; Athens General Composite up 0.55%
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Investing.com – Greece equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Telecoms , Healthcare and Basic Resources sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Athens, the Athens General Composite rose 0.55%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Athens General Composite were Papoutsanis (AT: PSALr ), which rose 6.35% or 0.025 points to trade at 0.419 at the close. Profile Syst (AT: PRFr ) added 6.05% or 0.075 points to end at 1.315 and Gek Terna (AT: HRMr ) was up 3.14% or 0.160 points to 5.250 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Autohellas (AT: AUTr ), which lost 4.92% or 1.20 points to trade at 23.40 in late trade. Centric Hold (AT: DESr ) declined 4.29% or 0.007 points to end at 0.156 and Elton S.A. (AT: ELNr ) shed 3.99% or 0.065 points to 1.565.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 58 to 57 and 10 ended unchanged on the Athens Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.41% or 5.50 to $1355.40 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 1.05% or 0.69 to hit $65.19 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract fell 0.80% or 0.56 to trade at $69.25 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.74% to 1.2444, while EUR/GBP rose 0.07% to 0.8748.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.48% at 88.67.

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