Greece shares lower at close of trade; Athens General-Composite down 0.28%

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Greece shares lower at close of trade; Athens General-Composite down 0.28%
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Investing.com – Greece equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Utilities , Banking and Travel sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Athens, the Athens General-Composite lost 0.28%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Athens General-Composite were Iktinos Hellas (AT: IKTr ), which rose 3.85% or 0.0400 points to trade at 1.0800 at the close. Folli Follie (AT: HDFr ) added 3.03% or 0.60 points to end at 20.39 and Hellenic Petroleum SA (AT: HEPr ) was up 2.56% or 0.180 points to 7.200 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Public Power (AT: DEHr ), which lost 10.11% or 0.44 points to trade at 3.91 in late trade. Selonda Aquaculture SA (AT: SELr ) declined 4.28% or 0.0080 points to end at 0.1790 and Profile Syst (AT: PRFr ) shed 3.84% or 0.023 points to 0.576.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 56 to 47 and 16 ended unchanged on the Athens Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.11% or 1.38 to $1296.12 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July fell 4.13% or 1.99 to hit $46.20 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract fell 3.31% or 1.66 to trade at $48.46 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.22% to 1.1253, while EUR/GBP fell 0.61% to 0.8681.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.13% at 96.63.

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