Norway shares higher at close of trade; Oslo OBX up 1.40%

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Norway shares higher at close of trade; Oslo OBX up 1.40%
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Investing.com – Norway equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Software & Computer Services , Healthcare Equipment & Services and Technology Hardware & Equipment sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Oslo, the Oslo OBX added 1.40%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Oslo OBX were TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company ASA (OL: TGS ), which rose 4.13% or 7.5 points to trade at 189.2 at the close. BW LPG Ltd (OL: BWLPG ) added 3.62% or 1.57 points to end at 44.95 and DNO International ASA (OL: DNO ) was up 3.24% or 0.24 points to 7.65 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Frontline Ltd (OL: FRO ), which lost 1.62% or 0.95 points to trade at 57.55 in late trade. Lerøy Seafood Group ASA (OL: LSG ) declined 0.76% or 3.3 points to end at 429.2 and Seadrill Limited (OL: SDRL ) shed 0.46% or 0.1 points to 10.8.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 124 to 57 and 25 ended unchanged on the Oslo Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for April delivery was down 0.85% or 0.42 to $48.86 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in May fell 0.86% or 0.45 to hit $51.74 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.35% or 4.25 to trade at $1198.95 a troy ounce.

EUR/NOK was up 1.12% to 9.1781, while USD/NOK rose 0.27% to 8.6053.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.50% at 101.47.

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