Greece shares higher at close of trade; Athens General Composite up 1.29%

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Greece shares higher at close of trade; Athens General Composite up 1.29%
Credit: © Reuters. – Greece equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Healthcare , Technology and Basic Resources sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Athens, the Athens General Composite rose 1.29% to hit a new 52-week high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Athens General Composite were Select Textile (AT: EPIr ), which rose 6.75% or 0.017 points to trade at 0.270 at the close. Intracom Hold (AT: INRr ) added 6.12% or 0.033 points to end at 0.572 and Hygeia (AT: HYGr ) was up 4.30% or 0.016 points to 0.388 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Korres (AT: KRRr ), which lost 4.14% or 0.180 points to trade at 4.170 in late trade. Techn Olympic (AT: OLYr ) declined 2.38% or 0.040 points to end at 1.630 and Motor Oil Hellas Corinth Refineries SA (AT: MORr ) shed 1.92% or 0.38 points to 19.42.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 64 to 42 and 14 ended unchanged on the Athens Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.13% or 1.63 to $1217.47 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 1.38% or 0.63 to hit $46.12 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 1.34% or 0.64 to trade at $48.38 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.12% to 1.1398, while EUR/GBP fell 0.49% to 0.8815.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.04% at 95.59.

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