Norway shares higher at close of trade; Oslo OBX up 0.66%

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Norway shares higher at close of trade; Oslo OBX up 0.66%
Credit: © Reuters. – Norway equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Technology Hardware & Equipment , Food, Beverages & Tobacco and Energy sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Oslo, the Oslo OBX rose 0.66%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Oslo OBX were DNO International ASA (OL: DNO ), which rose 7.97% or 1.28 points to trade at 17.27 at the close. Grieg Seafood (OL: GSFO ) added 6.49% or 5.90 points to end at 96.85 and SalMar ASA (OL: SALM ) was up 5.96% or 23.40 points to 416.20 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Petroleum Geo - Services ASA (OL: PGS ), which lost 7.18% or 3.08 points to trade at 39.83 in late trade. TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company ASA (OL: TGS ) declined 5.59% or 18.4 points to end at 311.0 and Subsea 7 SA (OL: SUBC ) shed 2.19% or 2.6 points to 118.2.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 91 to 80 and 23 ended unchanged on the Oslo Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for September delivery was down 1.61% or 1.13 to $69.00 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in October fell 0.95% or 0.72 to hit $74.83 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.12% or 1.50 to trade at $1222.80 a troy ounce.

EUR/NOK was up 0.17% to 9.5390, while USD/NOK rose 0.22% to 8.1517.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.15% at 94.28.

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