Greece shares higher at close of trade; Athens General Composite up 0.76%

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Greece shares higher at close of trade; Athens General Composite up 0.76%
Credit: © Reuters. – Greece equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Basic Resources , Telecoms and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Athens, the Athens General Composite gained 0.76% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Athens General Composite were Iaso (AT: IASr ), which rose 4.51% or 0.042 points to trade at 0.974 at the close. Viohalco SA (AT: VIOH ) added 4.34% or 0.155 points to end at 3.730 and Marfin Invest (AT: MRFr ) was up 3.97% or 0.006 points to 0.168 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Flexopack SA (AT: FLXr ), which lost 3.82% or 0.2500 points to trade at 6.3000 in late trade. Crete Plastics SA (AT: PLAKR ) declined 2.16% or 0.300 points to end at 13.600 and Hygeia (AT: HYGr ) shed 2.11% or 0.020 points to 0.929.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 62 to 48 and 20 ended unchanged on the Athens Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.44% or 5.90 to $1347.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 0.77% or 0.53 to hit $69.00 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 1.13% or 0.83 to trade at $74.31 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.08% to 1.2363, while EUR/GBP fell 0.20% to 0.8696.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.07% at 89.41.

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