Greece shares lower at close of trade; Athens General Composite down 1.14%

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Greece shares lower at close of trade; Athens General Composite down 1.14%
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Investing.com – Greece equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Oil & Gas , Financials and Chemicals sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Athens, the Athens General Composite lost 1.14%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Athens General Composite were Kekrops SA (AT: KEKr ), which rose 3.25% or 0.0400 points to trade at 1.2700 at the close. Crete Plastics SA (AT: PLAKR ) added 1.53% or 0.200 points to end at 13.300 and Jumbo SA (AT: BABr ) was up 1.40% or 0.190 points to 13.750 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Eurobank Ergasias SA (AT: EURBr ), which lost 2.92% or 0.0250 points to trade at 0.8300 in late trade. Viohalco SA (AT: VIOH ) declined 2.88% or 0.090 points to end at 3.030 and Marfin Invest (AT: MRFr ) shed 2.79% or 0.003 points to 0.104.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 65 to 28 and 19 ended unchanged on the Athens Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.68% or 8.50 to $1246.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August fell 1.94% or 1.44 to hit $72.67 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract fell 2.70% or 2.13 to trade at $76.73 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.24% to 1.1716, while EUR/GBP rose 0.06% to 0.8851.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.29% at 94.12.

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