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Greece shares higher at close of trade; Athens General Composite up 1.43%

Published 2018/10/04, 17:15
© Reuters.  Greece shares higher at close of trade; Athens General Composite up 1.43%
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Investing.com – Greece equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Banking, Oil & Gas and Basic Resources sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Athens, the Athens General Composite gained 1.43%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Athens General Composite were Piraeus Bank SA (AT:BOPr), which rose 9.23% or 0.120 points to trade at 1.420 at the close. National Bank of Greece SA (AT:NBGr) added 8.97% or 0.142 points to end at 1.725 and Eurobank Ergasias SA (AT:EURBr) was up 8.57% or 0.0460 points to 0.5830 in late trade.

Biggest losers included K.L.M. (AT:KLUr), which lost 4.70% or 0.028 points to trade at 0.568 in late trade. ThesKi Port (AT:OLTr) declined 3.28% or 0.80 points to end at 23.60 and Titan Cement Company SA (AT:TTNr) shed 3.05% or 0.650 points to 20.650.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 55 to 41 and 17 ended unchanged on the Athens Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.36% or 4.30 to $1207.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 1.23% or 0.94 to hit $75.47 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 0.99% or 0.85 to trade at $85.44 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.37% to 1.1519, while EUR/GBP fell 0.33% to 0.8841.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.36% at 95.33.

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