Greece shares lower at close of trade; Athens General Composite down 0.15%

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Greece shares lower at close of trade; Athens General Composite down 0.15%
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Investing.com – Greece equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Food , Household and Construction sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Athens, the Athens General Composite lost 0.15%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Athens General Composite were Marfin Invest (AT: MRFr ), which rose 15.23% or 0.023 points to trade at 0.174 at the close. Hygeia (AT: HYGr ) added 14.66% or 0.107 points to end at 0.837 and Iaso (AT: IASr ) was up 8.37% or 0.100 points to 1.295 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Piraeus Bank SA (AT: BOPr ), which lost 4.15% or 0.128 points to trade at 2.960 in late trade. Kri-Kri Milk (AT: KRIr ) declined 2.56% or 0.100 points to end at 3.800 and Euro Reliance (AT: EREr ) shed 2.22% or 0.080 points to 3.520.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 63 to 46 and 22 ended unchanged on the Athens Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.42% or 5.50 to $1312.30 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 2.82% or 1.75 to hit $63.88 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract rose 2.62% or 1.73 to trade at $67.78 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.53% to 1.2271, while EUR/GBP fell 0.48% to 0.8754.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.39% at 89.82.

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