Greece shares higher at close of trade; Athens General-Composite up 1.17%

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Greece shares higher at close of trade; Athens General-Composite up 1.17%
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Investing.com – Greece equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Basic Resources , Oil & Gas and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Athens, the Athens General-Composite added 1.17% to hit a new 3-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Athens General-Composite were Ellaktor (AT: HELr ), which rose 9.73% or 0.110 points to trade at 1.240 at the close. Creta Plastics (AT: PLAKR ) added 7.03% or 0.23 points to end at 3.50 and Sarantiseg (AT: SRSr ) was up 6.01% or 0.51 points to 8.99 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Lykos Inform. (AT: LYKr ), which lost 8.65% or 0.04 points to trade at 0.45 in late trade. Intralot (AT: INLr ) declined 5.71% or 0.06 points to end at 0.99 and FHL I Kiriakidis Marbles and Granites SA (AT: KRKr ) shed 4.17% or 0.100 points to 2.300.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 63 to 34 and 11 ended unchanged on the Athens Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold for June delivery was up 1.70% or 21.00 to $1256.00 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 3.52% or 1.45 to hit $42.64 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 3.12% or 1.34 to trade at $44.25 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.61% to 1.1382, while EUR/GBP fell 0.27% to 0.7902.

The US Dollar Index was down 0.56% at 93.92.

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