Greece shares higher at close of trade; Athens General Composite up 0.85%

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Greece shares higher at close of trade; Athens General Composite up 0.85%
Credit: © Reuters. – Greece equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Technology , Chemicals and Household sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Athens, the Athens General Composite rose 0.85%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Athens General Composite were Intralot (AT: INLr ), which rose 4.82% or 0.052 points to trade at 1.130 at the close. Intracom Hold (AT: INRr ) added 4.52% or 0.035 points to end at 0.810 and Grivalia Properties REIC (AT: GRIr ) was up 3.95% or 0.35 points to 9.20 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Select Textile (AT: EPIr ), which lost 7.87% or 0.020 points to trade at 0.234 in late trade. Iktinos Hellas (AT: IKTr ) declined 5.36% or 0.1800 points to end at 3.1800 and Profile Syst (AT: PRFr ) shed 4.07% or 0.050 points to 1.180.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 71 to 42 and 13 ended unchanged on the Athens Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 1.37% or 18.60 to $1341.40 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 0.85% or 0.57 to hit $66.25 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract fell 1.04% or 0.75 to trade at $71.31 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.41% to 1.2316, while EUR/GBP fell 0.79% to 0.8654.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.37% at 89.55.

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