Greece shares lower at close of trade; Athens General Composite down 1.77%

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Greece shares lower at close of trade; Athens General Composite down 1.77%
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 1.77% to hit a new 1-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Athens General Composite were Loulis Mills (AT: LOUr ), which rose 4.85% or 0.10 points to trade at 2.16 at the close. Attica Bank SA (AT: BOAr ) added 3.00% or 0.003 points to end at 0.117 and Motor Oil Hellas Corinth Refineries SA (AT: MORr ) was up 2.22% or 0.45 points to 20.75 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Iktinos Hellas (AT: IKTr ), which lost 9.28% or 0.4500 points to trade at 4.4000 in late trade. Crete Plastics SA (AT: PLAKR ) declined 8.53% or 1.100 points to end at 11.800 and Alpha Bank SA (AT: ACBr ) shed 7.08% or 0.079 points to 1.037.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 78 to 32 and 11 ended unchanged on the Athens Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.63% or 7.95 to $1277.70 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 3.88% or 1.81 to hit $44.80 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 3.65% or 2.02 to trade at $53.27 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.53% to 1.1413, while EUR/GBP rose 0.39% to 0.9022.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.40% at 96.197.

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