Greece shares higher at close of trade; Athens General-Composite up 0.60%

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Greece shares higher at close of trade; Athens General-Composite up 0.60%
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Investing.com – Greece equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Retail , Basic Resources and Food sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Athens, the Athens General-Composite gained 0.60%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Athens General-Composite were Centric Hold (AT: DESr ), which rose 9.09% or 0.009 points to trade at 0.108 at the close. J. & P. Avax (AT: AVAr ) added 8.82% or 0.030 points to end at 0.370 and Quest Holdings (AT: IQTr ) was up 7.13% or 0.310 points to 4.660 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Piraeus Bank SA (AT: BOPr ), which lost 4.97% or 0.008 points to trade at 0.153 in late trade. Elton S.A. (AT: ELNr ) declined 4.51% or 0.042 points to end at 0.890 and Papoutsanis (AT: PSALr ) shed 4.00% or 0.005 points to 0.120.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 48 to 44 and 17 ended unchanged on the Athens Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold for August delivery was up 1.33% or 17.55 to $1338.15 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 0.04% or 0.02 to hit $48.35 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 0.10% or 0.05 to trade at $49.76 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.41% to 1.1151, while EUR/GBP rose 0.70% to 0.8392.

The US Dollar Index was down 0.33% at 95.63.

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