Greece shares higher at close of trade; Athens General Composite up 4.68%

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Greece shares higher at close of trade; Athens General Composite up 4.68%
Credit: © Reuters. – Greece equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Travel , Media and Retail sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Athens, the Athens General Composite gained 4.68% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Athens General Composite were National Bank of Greece SA (AT: NBGr ), which rose 14.84% or 0.152 points to trade at 1.176 at the close. Alpha Bank SA (AT: ACBr ) added 13.58% or 0.164 points to end at 1.372 and Piraeus Bank SA (AT: BOPr ) was up 10.86% or 0.095 points to 0.970 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Iaso (AT: IASr ), which lost 1.29% or 0.015 points to trade at 1.145 in late trade. Athens Water (AT: EYDr ) declined 0.19% or 0.01 points to end at 5.19 and Nireus Aqua (AT: NIRr ) 0.12% or 0.000 points to 0.165.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 99 to 22 and 11 ended unchanged on the Athens Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 1.11% or 13.60 to $1239.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 3.02% or 1.54 to hit $52.47 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 2.74% or 1.63 to trade at $61.09 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.37% to 1.1359, while EUR/GBP rose 0.48% to 0.8914.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.38% at 96.825.

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