Greece shares lower at close of trade; Athens General Composite down 1.96%
Investing.com – Greece equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Banking , Chemicals and Telecoms sectors propelled shares lower.
At the close in Athens, the Athens General Composite fell 1.96%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Athens General Composite were Aegean Airlines (AT: AGNr ), which rose 2.30% or 0.20 points to trade at 8.91 at the close. K.L.M. (AT: KLUr ) added 2.03% or 0.014 points to end at 0.704 and Coca Cola HBC AG (AT: EEEr ) was up 1.98% or 0.5950 points to 30.5850 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Eurobank Ergasias SA (AT: EURBr ), which lost 7.12% or 0.0710 points to trade at 0.9260 in late trade. National Bank of Greece (AT: NBGr ) declined 6.94% or 0.020 points to end at 0.268 and Selonda Aquaculture SA (AT: SELr ) shed 6.52% or 0.0105 points to 0.1505.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 65 to 36 and 16 ended unchanged on the Athens Stock Exchange.
In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 1.88% or 24.60 to $1283.70 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July fell 2.96% or 1.98 to hit $64.91 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract fell 3.24% or 2.46 to trade at $73.48 a barrel.
EUR/USD was up 0.42% to 1.1617, while EUR/GBP rose 0.26% to 0.8746.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.20% at 94.74.
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