Greece shares lower at close of trade; Athens General-Composite down 3.69%

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Greece shares lower at close of trade; Athens General-Composite down 3.69%
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Investing.com – Greece equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Banking , Utilities and Travel sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Athens, the Athens General-Composite declined 3.69% to hit a new 1-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Athens General-Composite were Euro Reliance (AT: EREr ), which rose 1.83% or 0.040 points to trade at 2.220 at the close. Sarantiseg (AT: SRSr ) added 1.45% or 0.15 points to end at 10.47 and Thrace Plastic (AT: THRr ) was up 1.27% or 0.030 points to 2.390 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Eurobank Ergasias SA (AT: EURBr ), which lost 9.25% or 0.058 points to trade at 0.569 in late trade. Piraeus Bank SA (AT: BOPr ) declined 8.16% or 0.016 points to end at 0.180 and Attica Bank SA (AT: BOAr ) shed 7.32% or 0.003 points to 0.038.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 73 to 22 and 16 ended unchanged on the Athens Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.54% or 6.40 to $1197.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 0.90% or 0.48 to hit $52.69 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract fell 0.65% or 0.36 to trade at $55.34 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.10% to 1.0688, while EUR/GBP rose 0.32% to 0.8547.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.10% at 100.46.

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