Greece shares higher at close of trade; Athens General Composite up 1.78%

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Greece shares higher at close of trade; Athens General Composite up 1.78%
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Investing.com – Greece equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Travel , Media and Retail sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Athens, the Athens General Composite added 1.78%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Athens General Composite were Eurobank Ergasias SA (AT: EURBr ), which rose 11.37% or 0.0580 points to trade at 0.5680 at the close. Hellenic Petroleum SA (AT: HEPr ) added 4.90% or 0.350 points to end at 7.500 and Public Power (AT: DEHr ) was up 4.69% or 0.06 points to 1.34 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Kekrops SA (AT: KEKr ), which lost 9.09% or 0.1400 points to trade at 1.4000 in late trade. Iktinos Hellas (AT: IKTr ) declined 7.11% or 0.3600 points to end at 4.7000 and Reds (AT: CAMr ) shed 6.21% or 0.050 points to 0.755.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 51 to 18 and 5 ended unchanged on the Athens Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.04% or 0.50 to $1229.30 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 1.08% or 0.68 to hit $62.42 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 1.18% or 0.86 to trade at $72.31 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.06% to 1.1415, while EUR/GBP fell 0.24% to 0.8726.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.02% at 96.10.

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