Greece shares higher at close of trade; Athens General-Composite up 2.26%

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Greece shares higher at close of trade; Athens General-Composite up 2.26%
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Investing.com – Greece equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Banking , Household and Construction sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Athens, the Athens General-Composite rose 2.26%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Athens General-Composite were Piraeus Bank SA (AT: BOPr ), which rose 12.86% or 0.018 points to trade at 0.158 at the close. Eurobank Ergasias SA (AT: EURBr ) added 8.74% or 0.045 points to end at 0.560 and Jumbo SA (AT: BABr ) was up 7.41% or 0.860 points to 12.460 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Creta Plastics (AT: PLAKR ), which lost 1.74% or 0.090 points to trade at 5.090 in late trade. Lamda Develop (AT: LMDr ) declined 1.28% or 0.060 points to end at 4.640 and Papoutsanis (AT: PSALr ) shed 1.12% or 0.002 points to 0.179.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 75 to 19 and 15 ended unchanged on the Athens Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold for December delivery was up 0.09% or 1.15 to $1225.65 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 0.81% or 0.37 to hit $46.18 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 0.55% or 0.26 to trade at $47.21 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.41% to 1.0680, while EUR/GBP fell 0.34% to 0.8581.

The US Dollar Index was up 0.27% at 100.47.

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