Greece shares lower at close of trade; Athens General Composite down 0.22%

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Greece shares lower at close of trade; Athens General Composite down 0.22%
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Investing.com – Greece equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Utilities , Food and Industrials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Athens, the Athens General Composite fell 0.22%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Athens General Composite were Crete Plastics SA (AT: PLAKR ), which rose 4.55% or 0.600 points to trade at 13.800 at the close. Fourlis Hld (AT: FRLr ) added 3.00% or 0.180 points to end at 6.190 and Hellenic Telec (AT: OTEr ) was up 2.83% or 0.29 points to 10.54 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Public Power (AT: DEHr ), which lost 6.28% or 0.13 points to trade at 1.94 in late trade. Holding Company ADMIE IPTO SA (AT: ADMr ) declined 4.96% or 0.09 points to end at 1.73 and Marfin Invest (AT: MRFr ) shed 4.62% or 0.005 points to 0.112.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 65 to 45 and 19 ended unchanged on the Athens Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.06% or 0.70 to $1271.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 3.57% or 2.34 to hit $67.88 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 2.18% or 1.59 to trade at $74.64 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.26% to 1.1633, while EUR/GBP rose 0.06% to 0.8768.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.18% at 94.37.

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