Greece shares lower at close of trade; Athens General Composite down 0.93%

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Greece shares lower at close of trade; Athens General Composite down 0.93%
Credit: © Reuters. – 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 lost 0.93%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Athens General Composite were Karatzi (AT: KRTr ), which rose 5.00% or 0.300 points to trade at 6.200 at the close. ThesKi Water (AT: TWSr ) added 3.61% or 0.150 points to end at 4.300 and Intracom Constructions Technical and Steel Constructions SA (AT: INCr ) was up 3.15% or 0.035 points to 1.145 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Alpha Bank SA (AT: ACBr ), which lost 9.44% or 0.095 points to trade at 0.911 in late trade. National Bank of Greece SA (AT: NBGr ) declined 4.30% or 0.043 points to end at 0.957 and Elliniki Technodomiki Anemos SA (AT: ANEMr ) shed 4.10% or 0.065 points to 1.520.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 63 to 40 and 16 ended unchanged on the Athens Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.20% or 2.55 to $1291.25 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 1.51% or 0.79 to hit $51.52 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 0.88% or 0.54 to trade at $60.78 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.14% to 1.1381, while EUR/GBP fell 0.37% to 0.8812.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.15% at 95.822.

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