Greece shares lower at close of trade; Athens General Composite down 1.74%

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Greece shares lower at close of trade; Athens General Composite down 1.74%
Credit: © Reuters. – Greece equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Telecoms , Construction and Industrials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Athens, the Athens General Composite lost 1.74% to hit a new 6-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Athens General Composite were Plaisio Comp (AT: PLAr ), which rose 5.57% or 0.220 points to trade at 4.170 at the close. Motor Oil Hellas Corinth Refineries SA (AT: MORr ) added 3.23% or 0.62 points to end at 19.80 and Iaso (AT: IASr ) was up 3.09% or 0.024 points to 0.800 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Loulis Mills (AT: LOUr ), which lost 8.93% or 0.20 points to trade at 2.04 in late trade. Quest Holdings (AT: IQTr ) declined 5.35% or 0.650 points to end at 11.500 and Titan Cement Company SA (AT: TTNr ) shed 5.25% or 1.050 points to 18.950.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 70 to 24 and 15 ended unchanged on the Athens Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.26% or 3.10 to $1188.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 0.20% or 0.13 to hit $65.14 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract rose 0.14% or 0.10 to trade at $70.86 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.45% to 1.1398, while EUR/GBP rose 0.15% to 0.8951.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.29% at 96.31.

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