Greece shares higher at close of trade; Athens General Composite up 1.28%

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Greece shares higher at close of trade; Athens General Composite up 1.28%
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Investing.com – Greece equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Basic Resources , Household and Food sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Athens, the Athens General Composite rose 1.28%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Athens General Composite were Athens Medical (AT: AMCr ), which rose 4.58% or 0.060 points to trade at 1.370 at the close. Reds (AT: CAMr ) added 4.40% or 0.040 points to end at 0.950 and Fourlis Hld (AT: FRLr ) was up 3.99% or 0.230 points to 6.000 in late trade.

Biggest losers included J. & P. Avax (AT: AVAr ), which lost 20.61% or 0.114 points to trade at 0.439 in late trade. Selonda Aquaculture SA (AT: SELr ) declined 16.43% or 0.0114 points to end at 0.0580 and Ellaktor SA (AT: HELr ) shed 7.25% or 0.150 points to 1.920.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 72 to 40 and 9 ended unchanged on the Athens Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.12% or 1.50 to $1252.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 1.01% or 0.74 to hit $74.19 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 1.95% or 1.51 to trade at $79.12 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.86% to 1.1667, while EUR/GBP fell 0.05% to 0.8842.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.67% at 94.36.

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