Greece shares higher at close of trade; Athens General Composite up 0.57%

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Greece shares higher at close of trade; Athens General Composite up 0.57%
Credit: © Reuters. – Greece equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Financials , Travel and Household sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Athens, the Athens General Composite gained 0.57%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Athens General Composite were Crete Plastics SA (AT: PLAKR ), which rose 3.85% or 0.500 points to trade at 13.300 at the close. Hellenic Exchanges Athens Stock Exchange SA (AT: EXCr ) added 3.23% or 0.15 points to end at 4.80 and Profile Syst (AT: PRFr ) was up 3.04% or 0.040 points to 1.355 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Gek Terna (AT: HRMr ), which lost 2.67% or 0.140 points to trade at 5.110 in late trade. Iaso (AT: IASr ) declined 2.17% or 0.030 points to end at 1.350 and Hellenic Telec (AT: OTEr ) shed 1.23% or 0.14 points to 11.26.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 73 to 37 and 15 ended unchanged on the Athens Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.92% or 12.50 to $1342.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 0.37% or 0.24 to hit $65.31 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to trade at $69.52 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.38% to 1.2396, while EUR/GBP rose 0.24% to 0.8767.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.44% at 89.03.

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