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%
Credit: © Reuters. – Greece equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Telecoms , Financials and Banking sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Athens, the Athens General Composite rose 1.30% to hit a new 52-week high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Athens General Composite were Centric Hold (AT: DESr ), which rose 7.01% or 0.011 points to trade at 0.175 at the close. Sarantiseg (AT: SRSr ) added 6.29% or 0.90 points to end at 15.20 and Techn Olympic (AT: OLYr ) was up 5.60% or 0.130 points to 2.450 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Quest Holdings (AT: IQTr ), which lost 4.66% or 0.550 points to trade at 11.250 in late trade. Profile Syst (AT: PRFr ) declined 3.28% or 0.028 points to end at 0.826 and Iaso (AT: IASr ) shed 2.14% or 0.030 points to 1.370.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 78 to 43 and 13 ended unchanged on the Athens Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.37% or 4.90 to $1336.80 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 1.59% or 1.01 to hit $64.58 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 1.52% or 1.05 to trade at $70.08 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.20% to 1.2287, while EUR/GBP rose 0.14% to 0.8780.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.20% at 89.97.

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