Norway shares higher at close of trade; Oslo OBX up 0.33%

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Norway shares higher at close of trade; Oslo OBX up 0.33%
Credit: © Reuters. – Norway equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Technology Hardware & Equipment , Insurance and Software & Computer Services sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Oslo, the Oslo OBX rose 0.33%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Oslo OBX were Yara International ASA (OL: YAR ), which rose 3.60% or 12.0 points to trade at 342.0 at the close. Aker Solutions OL (OL: AKSOL ) added 2.20% or 1.16 points to end at 54.00 and Gjensidige Forsikring ASA (OL: GJFS ) was up 2.18% or 2.7 points to 126.7 in late trade.

Biggest losers included DNO International ASA (OL: DNO ), which lost 4.43% or 0.71 points to trade at 15.31 in late trade. Norsk Hydro ASA (OL: NHY ) declined 1.83% or 0.88 points to end at 47.32 and Aker BP ASA (OL: AKERBP ) shed 1.25% or 3.60 points to 283.60.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 87 to 85 and 17 ended unchanged on the Oslo Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for September delivery was up 0.42% or 0.28 to $67.44 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in September rose 0.64% or 0.46 to hit $72.62 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.03% or 0.40 to trade at $1226.90 a troy ounce.

EUR/NOK was up 0.06% to 9.5124, while USD/NOK rose 0.08% to 8.1615.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.04% at 94.77.

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