Norway shares higher at close of trade; Oslo OBX up 0.71%

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Norway shares higher at close of trade; Oslo OBX up 0.71%
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Investing.com – Norway equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Technology Hardware & Equipment , Food, Beverages & Tobacco and Insurance sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Oslo, the Oslo OBX added 0.71%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Oslo OBX were Norwegian Finans Holding ASA (OL: NOFI ), which rose 3.08% or 3.05 points to trade at 101.27 at the close. Marine Harvest ASA (OL: MHG ) added 2.84% or 4.95 points to end at 178.95 and Leroy Seafood Group ASA (OL: LSG ) was up 2.81% or 1.7 points to 61.4 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Aker Solutions OL (OL: AKSOL ), which lost 1.76% or 0.96 points to trade at 53.64 in late trade. DNO International ASA (OL: DNO ) declined 0.96% or 0.18 points to end at 18.57 and Aker BP ASA (OL: AKERBP ) shed 0.87% or 2.40 points to 272.40.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 101 to 82 and 24 ended unchanged on the Oslo Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for September delivery was up 0.57% or 0.37 to $65.38 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in October rose 0.61% or 0.43 to hit $71.19 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.05% or 0.60 to trade at $1185.60 a troy ounce.

EUR/NOK was up 0.48% to 9.6366, while USD/NOK rose 0.12% to 8.4651.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.16% at 96.44.

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