Greece shares higher at close of trade; Athens General-Composite up 0.27%

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Greece shares higher at close of trade; Athens General-Composite up 0.27%
Credit: © Reuters. – Greece equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Household , Telecoms and Construction sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Athens, the Athens General-Composite added 0.27%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Athens General-Composite were Centric Hold (AT: DESr ), which rose 4.00% or 0.004 points to trade at 0.104 at the close. FHL I Kiriakidis Marbles and Granites SA (AT: KRKr ) added 3.14% or 0.100 points to end at 3.280 and Intralot (AT: INLr ) was up 2.80% or 0.030 points to 1.100 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Thrace Plastic (AT: THRr ), which lost 5.66% or 0.150 points to trade at 2.500 in late trade. Elliniki Technodomiki Anemos SA (AT: ANEMr ) declined 4.46% or 0.050 points to end at 1.070 and AS Company SA (AT: ASCr ) shed 2.44% or 0.017 points to 0.680.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 49 to 43 and 19 ended unchanged on the Athens Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold for February delivery was up 0.18% or 2.20 to $1215.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 1.79% or 0.94 to hit $51.54 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 1.78% or 0.99 to trade at $54.48 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.16% to 1.0695, while EUR/GBP rose 0.50% to 0.8672.

The US Dollar Index was up 0.28% at 100.54.

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