Greece shares lower at close of trade; Athens General Composite down 1.05%

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Greece shares lower at close of trade; Athens General Composite down 1.05%
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Investing.com – Greece equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Food , Technology and Household sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Athens, the Athens General Composite declined 1.05%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Athens General Composite were Piraeus Bank SA (AT: BOPr ), which rose 4.42% or 0.100 points to trade at 2.360 at the close. Eurobank Ergasias SA (AT: EURBr ) added 3.03% or 0.020 points to end at 0.680 and Hellenic Petroleum SA (AT: HEPr ) was up 2.58% or 0.190 points to 7.550 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Euro Reliance (AT: EREr ), which lost 3.74% or 0.130 points to trade at 3.350 in late trade. Intracom Hold (AT: INRr ) declined 3.08% or 0.020 points to end at 0.630 and Quest Holdings (AT: IQTr ) shed 2.55% or 0.210 points to 8.010.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 51 to 40 and 18 ended unchanged on the Athens Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.31% or 3.93 to $1278.17 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 0.70% or 0.40 to hit $57.70 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 0.86% or 0.54 to trade at $63.07 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.54% to 1.1911, while EUR/GBP fell 0.31% to 0.8809.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.39% at 92.86.

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