Morocco shares higher at close of trade; Moroccan All Shares up 0.62%

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Morocco shares higher at close of trade; Moroccan All Shares up 0.62%
Credit: © Reuters. – Morocco equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Chemicals , Software & Computer Services and Holding Companies sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Casablanca, the Moroccan All Shares added 0.62% to hit a new 3-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Moroccan All Shares were Hps (CS: HPS ), which rose 6.73% or 75.00 points to trade at 1190.00 at the close. Maghreb Oxygene (CS: OXYG ) added 5.98% or 6.70 points to end at 118.70 and Snep (CS: SNP ) was up 3.69% or 13.60 points to 381.80 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Eqdom (CS: EQDM ), which lost 3.16% or 32 points to trade at 980 in late trade. Involys (CS: INV ) declined 3.11% or 3.85 points to end at 120.00 and IB Maroc Com SA (CS: IBC ) shed 1.78% or 1.65 points to 91.30.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 28 to 9 and 11 ended unchanged on the Casablanca Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for August delivery was up 1.32% or 0.56 to $43.09 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in August rose 1.70% or 0.76 to hit $45.58 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.51% or 6.33 to trade at $1252.13 a troy ounce.

EUR/MAD was down 0.09% to 10.9130, while USD/MAD fell 0.15% to 9.7855.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.04% at 97.26.

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