Greece shares higher at close of trade; Athens General-Composite up 1.35%

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Greece shares higher at close of trade; Athens General-Composite up 1.35%
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Investing.com – Greece equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Banking , Telecoms and Travel sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Athens, the Athens General-Composite rose 1.35%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Athens General-Composite were Alpha Bank SA (AT: ACBr ), which rose 6.21% or 0.105 points to trade at 1.795 at the close. Eurobank Ergasias SA (AT: EURBr ) added 5.61% or 0.034 points to end at 0.640 and Select Textile (AT: EPIr ) was up 5.47% or 0.007 points to 0.140 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Fourlis Hld (AT: FRLr ), which lost 5.14% or 0.220 points to trade at 4.060 in late trade. Quest Holdings (AT: IQTr ) declined 3.57% or 0.200 points to end at 5.400 and Titan Cement Company SA (AT: TTNr ) shed 3.09% or 0.665 points to 20.825.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 44 to 41 and 23 ended unchanged on the Athens Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold for December delivery was down 0.57% or 6.80 to $1184.00 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 3.78% or 1.78 to hit $45.30 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract fell 3.72% or 1.83 to trade at $47.38 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.02% to 1.0616, while EUR/GBP fell 0.70% to 0.8491.

The US Dollar Index was up 0.05% at 101.26.

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