Greece shares higher at close of trade; Athens General Composite up 1.08%

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Greece shares higher at close of trade; Athens General Composite up 1.08%
Credit: © Reuters. – Greece equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Utilities , Technology and Retail sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Athens, the Athens General Composite added 1.08% to hit a new 52-week high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Athens General Composite were Public Power (AT: DEHr ), which rose 15.20% or 0.38 points to trade at 2.88 at the close. Centric Hold (AT: DESr ) added 12.82% or 0.022 points to end at 0.198 and Select Textile (AT: EPIr ) was up 8.74% or 0.018 points to 0.224 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Thrace Plastic (AT: THRr ), which lost 3.17% or 0.090 points to trade at 2.750 in late trade. Selonda Aquaculture SA (AT: SELr ) declined 2.98% or 0.0070 points to end at 0.2280 and Iaso (AT: IASr ) shed 2.92% or 0.040 points to 1.330.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 91 to 32 and 11 ended unchanged on the Athens Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 1.16% or 15.50 to $1352.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 1.09% or 0.70 to hit $65.17 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 0.29% or 0.20 to trade at $70.16 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.70% to 1.2384, while EUR/GBP fell 0.79% to 0.8714.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.83% at 89.13.

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