Greece shares higher at close of trade; Athens General-Composite up 0.31%

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Greece shares higher at close of trade; Athens General-Composite up 0.31%
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Investing.com – Greece equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Food and Utilities sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Athens, the Athens General-Composite added 0.31%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Athens General-Composite were Hellenic Petroleum SA (AT: HEPr ), which rose 4.34% or 0.310 points to trade at 7.450 at the close. Public Power (AT: DEHr ) added 2.96% or 0.11 points to end at 3.83 and Fourlis Hld (AT: FRLr ) was up 2.55% or 0.140 points to 5.640 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Attica Bank SA (AT: BOAr ), which lost 6.56% or 0.008 points to trade at 0.114 in late trade. Centric Hold (AT: DESr ) declined 4.62% or 0.006 points to end at 0.124 and Hygeia (AT: HYGr ) shed 3.67% or 0.012 points to 0.315.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 58 to 44 and 15 ended unchanged on the Athens Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.79% or 9.98 to $1278.58 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July fell 3.70% or 1.72 to hit $44.74 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract fell 3.57% or 1.74 to trade at $46.98 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.63% to 1.1281, while EUR/GBP rose 0.39% to 0.8822.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.57% at 96.42.

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