Norway shares higher at close of trade; Oslo OBX up 0.72%

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Norway shares higher at close of trade; Oslo OBX up 0.72%
Credit: © Reuters. – Norway equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Auto & components , Technology Hardware & Equipment and Food, Beverages & Tobacco sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Oslo, the Oslo OBX gained 0.72%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Oslo OBX were Aker BP ASA (OL: AKERBP ), which rose 4.32% or 10.20 points to trade at 246.20 at the close. SalMar ASA (OL: SALM ) added 4.27% or 20.00 points to end at 488.00 and DNO International ASA (OL: DNO ) was up 4.18% or 0.59 points to 14.57 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Golden Ocean Group Ltd (OL: GOGLT ), which lost 2.86% or 1.80 points to trade at 64.00 in late trade. Petroleum Geo - Services ASA (OL: PGS ) declined 2.13% or 0.41 points to end at 18.60 and Norsk Hydro ASA (OL: NHY ) shed 1.09% or 0.45 points to 40.95.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 129 to 51 and 22 ended unchanged on the Oslo Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for January delivery was up 2.86% or 1.44 to $51.73 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in February rose 1.88% or 1.11 to hit $60.20 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.20% or 2.40 to trade at $1232.20 a troy ounce.

EUR/NOK was down 0.14% to 9.7143, while USD/NOK fell 0.27% to 8.5351.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.05% at 96.732.

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