Norway shares higher at close of trade; Oslo OBX up 0.15%

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Norway shares higher at close of trade; Oslo OBX up 0.15%
Credit: © Reuters. – Norway equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Media , Transport and Capital Goods sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Oslo, the Oslo OBX added 0.15%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Oslo OBX were REC Silicon ASA (OL: REC ), which rose 5.27% or 0.04 points to trade at 0.80 at the close. Schibsted ASA A (OL: SBSTA ) added 4.33% or 12.4 points to end at 298.9 and Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA (OL: NWC ) was up 1.86% or 4.80 points to 262.80 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Petroleum Geo - Services ASA (OL: PGS ), which lost 7.06% or 2.60 points to trade at 34.22 in late trade. Grieg Seafood (OL: GSFO ) declined 5.46% or 5.05 points to end at 87.45 and Leroy Seafood Group ASA (OL: LSG ) shed 3.30% or 2.0 points to 59.2.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 104 to 80 and 24 ended unchanged on the Oslo Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for October delivery was up 3.16% or 2.08 to $67.92 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in October rose 2.85% or 2.07 to hit $74.70 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.23% or 2.70 to trade at $1202.70 a troy ounce.

EUR/NOK was down 0.38% to 9.6832, while USD/NOK fell 0.57% to 8.3527.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.11% at 95.03.

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