Greece shares higher at close of trade; Athens General Composite up 1.96%

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Greece shares higher at close of trade; Athens General Composite up 1.96%
Credit: © Reuters. – Greece equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Banking , Basic Resources and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Athens, the Athens General Composite gained 1.96% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Athens General Composite were Piraeus Bank SA (AT: BOPr ), which rose 6.23% or 0.186 points to trade at 3.170 at the close. Iktinos Hellas (AT: IKTr ) added 5.26% or 0.1700 points to end at 3.4000 and Flexopack SA (AT: FLXr ) was up 4.62% or 0.3000 points to 6.8000 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Revoil Petrol (AT: REVr ), which lost 3.51% or 0.020 points to trade at 0.550 in late trade. Techn Olympic (AT: OLYr ) declined 2.38% or 0.050 points to end at 2.050 and Select Textile (AT: EPIr ) shed 1.74% or 0.004 points to 0.226.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 85 to 41 and 6 ended unchanged on the Athens Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.31% or 4.20 to $1346.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 0.09% or 0.06 to hit $66.28 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 0.24% or 0.17 to trade at $71.59 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.28% to 1.2345, while EUR/GBP fell 0.10% to 0.8626.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.21% at 89.33.

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