Greece shares lower at close of trade; Athens General-Composite down 1.51%

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Greece shares lower at close of trade; Athens General-Composite down 1.51%
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Investing.com – Greece equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Banking , Telecoms and Basic Resources sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Athens, the Athens General-Composite fell 1.51%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Athens General-Composite were Marfin Invest (AT: MRFr ), which rose 10.53% or 0.020 points to trade at 0.210 at the close. Hygeia (AT: HYGr ) added 5.11% or 0.009 points to end at 0.185 and Elliniki Technodomiki Anemos SA (AT: ANEMr ) was up 4.83% or 0.034 points to 0.738 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Athens Medical (AT: AMCr ), which lost 8.44% or 0.065 points to trade at 0.705 in late trade. Reds (AT: CAMr ) declined 8.24% or 0.031 points to end at 0.345 and Eurobank Ergasias SA (AT: EURBr ) shed 6.48% or 0.070 points to 1.010.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 58 to 39 and 13 ended unchanged on the Athens Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold for June delivery was down 0.75% or 9.10 to $1211.30 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July fell 0.51% or 0.25 to hit $49.23 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract fell 0.85% or 0.42 to trade at $49.17 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.59% to 1.1128, while EUR/GBP fell 0.25% to 0.7611.

The US Dollar Index was up 0.47% at 95.59.

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