Greece shares lower at close of trade; Athens General Composite down 0.45%

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Greece shares lower at close of trade; Athens General Composite down 0.45%
Credit: © Reuters. – Greece equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Banking , Travel and Utilities sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Athens, the Athens General Composite declined 0.45%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Athens General Composite were Loulis Mills (AT: LOUr ), which rose 5.66% or 0.12 points to trade at 2.24 at the close. European Reliance General Insurance Co SA (AT: EREr ) added 2.89% or 0.100 points to end at 3.570 and Thrace Plastic (AT: THRr ) was up 2.30% or 0.050 points to 2.220 in late trade.

Biggest losers included J. & P. Avax (AT: AVAr ), which lost 3.33% or 0.015 points to trade at 0.421 in late trade. Kekrops SA (AT: KEKr ) declined 3.10% or 0.0400 points to end at 1.2500 and National Bank of Greece (AT: NBGr ) shed 2.99% or 0.008 points to 0.260.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 53 to 38 and 22 ended unchanged on the Athens Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.02% or 0.20 to $1221.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 0.01% or 0.01 to hit $66.95 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract rose 0.24% or 0.17 to trade at $72.45 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.35% to 1.1569, while EUR/GBP fell 0.22% to 0.8992.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.24% at 95.18.

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