Greece shares higher at close of trade; Athens General Composite up 0.98%

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Greece shares higher at close of trade; Athens General Composite up 0.98%
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Investing.com – Greece equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Banking , Telecoms and Household sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Athens, the Athens General Composite rose 0.98%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Athens General Composite were Ellaktor SA (AT: HELr ), which rose 5.77% or 0.108 points to trade at 1.980 at the close. Nireus Aqua (AT: NIRr ) added 5.28% or 0.013 points to end at 0.259 and Alpha Bank SA (AT: ACBr ) was up 4.42% or 0.081 points to 1.914 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Athens Medical (AT: AMCr ), which lost 6.04% or 0.090 points to trade at 1.400 in late trade. ThesKi Port (AT: OLTr ) declined 4.91% or 1.30 points to end at 25.20 and J. & P. Avax (AT: AVAr ) shed 4.10% or 0.025 points to 0.585.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 58 to 50 and 19 ended unchanged on the Athens Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.22% or 2.80 to $1281.30 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 0.35% or 0.23 to hit $65.08 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 1.53% or 1.12 to trade at $74.56 a barrel.

EUR/USD was unchanged 0.00% to 1.1610, while EUR/GBP rose 0.33% to 0.8769.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.02% at 94.47.

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