Greece shares higher at close of trade; Athens General Composite up 1.30%

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Greece shares higher at close of trade; Athens General Composite up 1.30%
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Investing.com – Greece equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Telecoms , Financials and Banking sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Athens, the Athens General Composite rose 1.30%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Athens General Composite were Select Textile (AT: EPIr ), which rose 7.00% or 0.014 points to trade at 0.214 at the close. ThesKi Port (AT: OLTr ) added 6.92% or 1.80 points to end at 27.80 and Crete Plastics SA (AT: PLAKR ) was up 4.84% or 0.450 points to 9.750 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Athens Medical (AT: AMCr ), which lost 2.74% or 0.040 points to trade at 1.420 in late trade. Jumbo SA (AT: BABr ) declined 2.27% or 0.350 points to end at 15.090 and Piraeus Port (AT: OLPr ) shed 2.04% or 0.34 points to 16.36.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 79 to 31 and 15 ended unchanged on the Athens Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.47% or 6.20 to $1333.40 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 1.09% or 0.70 to hit $63.25 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 1.05% or 0.73 to trade at $68.58 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.08% to 1.2228, while EUR/GBP rose 0.25% to 0.8827.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.10% at 90.40.

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