Greece shares higher at close of trade; Athens General Composite up 1.01%

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Greece shares higher at close of trade; Athens General Composite up 1.01%
Credit: © Reuters. – Greece equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Travel , Media and Retail sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Athens, the Athens General Composite added 1.01%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Athens General Composite were Eurobank Ergasias SA (AT: EURBr ), which rose 9.21% or 0.0430 points to trade at 0.5100 at the close. Elastron SA (AT: ELSRr ) added 8.11% or 0.0900 points to end at 1.2000 and National Bank of Greece SA (AT: NBGr ) was up 5.12% or 0.051 points to 1.047 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Crete Plastics SA (AT: PLAKR ), which lost 4.24% or 0.500 points to trade at 11.300 in late trade. Selonda Aquaculture SA (AT: SELr ) declined 3.16% or 0.0012 points to end at 0.0368 and Public Power (AT: DEHr ) shed 3.03% or 0.04 points to 1.28.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 61 to 40 and 15 ended unchanged on the Athens Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.10% or 1.30 to $1279.80 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 0.74% or 0.33 to hit $44.94 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 0.21% or 0.11 to trade at $52.62 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.12% to 1.1443, while EUR/GBP fell 0.28% to 0.9016.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.05% at 95.953.

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