Greece shares lower at close of trade; Athens General Composite down 0.89%

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Greece shares lower at close of trade; Athens General Composite down 0.89%
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Investing.com – Greece equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Travel , Media and Retail sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Athens, the Athens General Composite declined 0.89%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Athens General Composite were Gr Sarantis SA (AT: SRSr ), which rose 6.84% or 0.48 points to trade at 7.50 at the close. Lamda Develop (AT: LMDr ) added 4.18% or 0.240 points to end at 5.980 and Techn Olympic (AT: OLYr ) was up 3.45% or 0.045 points to 1.350 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Piraeus Bank SA (AT: BOPr ), which lost 6.42% or 0.052 points to trade at 0.758 in late trade. Elastron SA (AT: ELSRr ) declined 4.33% or 0.0500 points to end at 1.1050 and Intralot (AT: INLr ) shed 4.36% or 0.021 points to 0.450.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 63 to 39 and 15 ended unchanged on the Athens Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.40% or 5.05 to $1261.45 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 3.86% or 1.86 to hit $46.31 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract fell 3.37% or 1.93 to trade at $55.31 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.37% to 1.1418, while EUR/GBP rose 0.06% to 0.9026.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.37% at 96.123.

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