Morocco shares higher at close of trade; Moroccan All Shares up 0.01%

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Morocco shares higher at close of trade; Moroccan All Shares up 0.01%
Credit: © Reuters. – Morocco equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Construction & Building Materials , Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure and Holding Companies sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Casablanca, the Moroccan All Shares added 0.01%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Moroccan All Shares were Maghreb Oxygene (CS: OXYG ), which rose 4.94% or 8.00 points to trade at 170.00 at the close. LafargeHolcim Maroc (CS: LHM ) added 2.92% or 48 points to end at 1690 and Ciments Du Maroc (CS: SCM ) was up 1.88% or 30 points to 1630 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Lesieur Cristal (CS: LESU ), which lost 8.77% or 12.80 points to trade at 133.20 in late trade. Auto Hall (CS: AUTO ) declined 5.00% or 3.95 points to end at 75.00 and Med Paper (CS: PAP ) shed 4.76% or 1.00 points to 20.00.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 15 to 10 and 8 ended unchanged on the Casablanca Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for February delivery was down 4.19% or 2.02 to $46.15 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in February fell 3.77% or 2.16 to hit $55.08 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.54% or 6.75 to trade at $1263.15 a troy ounce.

EUR/MAD was up 0.09% to 10.8870, while USD/MAD fell 0.27% to 9.5302.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.45% at 96.050.

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