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 Tuesday, as gains in the Travel , Media and Retail sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Athens, the Athens General Composite rose 0.85% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Athens General Composite were Piraeus Bank SA (AT: BOPr ), which rose 15.08% or 0.098 points to trade at 0.748 at the close. Attica Bank SA (AT: BOAr ) added 7.77% or 0.008 points to end at 0.111 and Viohalco SA (AT: VIOH ) was up 7.24% or 0.195 points to 2.890 in late trade.

Biggest losers included J. & P. Avax (AT: AVAr ), which lost 19.05% or 0.070 points to trade at 0.299 in late trade. Ekter (AT: EKTr ) declined 3.70% or 0.050 points to end at 1.300 and Motor Oil Hellas Corinth Refineries SA (AT: MORr ) shed 1.79% or 0.40 points to 21.90.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 69 to 49 and 12 ended unchanged on the Athens Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.14% or 1.80 to $1317.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 1.03% or 0.56 to hit $54.00 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract fell 0.38% or 0.24 to trade at $62.27 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.29% to 1.1402, while EUR/GBP rose 0.58% to 0.8821.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.31% at 95.863.

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