Greece shares lower at close of trade; Athens General Composite down 1.63%

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Greece shares lower at close of trade; Athens General Composite down 1.63%
Credit: © Reuters. – Greece equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Basic Resources , Retail and Telecoms sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Athens, the Athens General Composite fell 1.63% to hit a new 3-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Athens General Composite were Revoil Petrol (AT: REVr ), which rose 9.52% or 0.050 points to trade at 0.575 at the close. Select Textile (AT: EPIr ) added 6.90% or 0.016 points to end at 0.248 and Crete Plastics SA (AT: PLAKR ) was up 5.93% or 0.800 points to 13.900 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Papoutsanis (AT: PSALr ), which lost 5.80% or 0.024 points to trade at 0.390 in late trade. Mytilineos Holdings SA (AT: MYTr ) declined 5.56% or 0.530 points to end at 9.000 and National Bank of Greece (AT: NBGr ) shed 5.56% or 0.015 points to 0.255.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 83 to 25 and 15 ended unchanged on the Athens Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.42% or 5.60 to $1327.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 0.86% or 0.56 to hit $64.61 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract fell 0.45% or 0.31 to trade at $69.16 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.32% to 1.2299, while EUR/GBP unchanged 0.00% to 0.8725.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.24% at 89.49.

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