Greece shares higher at close of trade; Athens General-Composite up 0.20%

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Greece shares higher at close of trade; Athens General-Composite up 0.20%
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Investing.com – Greece equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Media , Construction and Food sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Athens, the Athens General-Composite added 0.20%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Athens General-Composite were Intracom Hold (AT: INRr ), which rose 8.36% or 0.028 points to trade at 0.363 at the close. Sarantiseg (AT: SRSr ) added 5.66% or 0.60 points to end at 11.20 and Athens Medical (AT: AMCr ) was up 3.76% or 0.029 points to 0.800 in late trade.

Biggest losers included AS Company SA (AT: ASCr ), which lost 5.67% or 0.045 points to trade at 0.748 in late trade. Select Textile (AT: EPIr ) declined 3.80% or 0.006 points to end at 0.172 and Marfin Invest (AT: MRFr ) shed 2.63% or 0.004 points to 0.148.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 58 to 43 and 18 ended unchanged on the Athens Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.48% or 5.95 to $1243.75 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 0.35% or 0.17 to hit $47.87 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract rose 0.04% or 0.02 to trade at $50.66 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.11% to 1.0784, while EUR/GBP fell 0.39% to 0.8614.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.10% at 99.58.

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