Norway shares higher at close of trade; Oslo OBX up 0.83%

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Norway shares higher at close of trade; Oslo OBX up 0.83%
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Investing.com – Norway equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Pharma Biotech & Life Sciences , Consumer Durables And Apparel and Energy sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Oslo, the Oslo OBX rose 0.83% to hit a new all time high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Oslo OBX were Grieg Seafood (OL: GSFO ), which rose 5.79% or 5.60 points to trade at 102.30 at the close. DNO International ASA (OL: DNO ) added 5.32% or 0.82 points to end at 16.23 and Aker BP ASA (OL: AKERBP ) was up 4.86% or 14.80 points to 319.60 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA (OL: NWC ), which lost 7.43% or 20.10 points to trade at 252.52 in late trade. Aker Solutions OL (OL: AKSOL ) declined 2.02% or 1.16 points to end at 56.28 and Marine Harvest ASA (OL: MHG ) shed 1.14% or 1.95 points to 168.50.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 120 to 62 and 25 ended unchanged on the Oslo Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for June delivery was down 0.31% or 0.22 to $71.27 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in July fell 0.58% or 0.46 to hit $78.84 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.12% or 1.60 to trade at $1291.00 a troy ounce.

EUR/NOK was down 0.23% to 9.5571, while USD/NOK fell 0.11% to 8.1138.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.15% at 93.53.

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