Norway shares lower at close of trade; Oslo OBX down 0.32%

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Norway shares lower at close of trade; Oslo OBX down 0.32%
Credit: © Reuters. – Norway equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Media , Food, Beverages & Tobacco and Diversified Financials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Oslo, the Oslo OBX fell 0.32%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Oslo OBX were Norwegian Finans Holding ASA (OL: NOFI ), which rose 2.39% or 2.00 points to trade at 85.70 at the close. P/f Bakkafrost (OL: BAKKA ) added 1.68% or 6.60 points to end at 399.60 and Storebrand ASA (OL: STB ) was up 1.18% or 0.78 points to 66.97 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Questerre Energy Corporation (OL: QEC ), which lost 4.11% or 0.23 points to trade at 5.37 in late trade. Petroleum Geo - Services ASA (OL: PGS ) declined 3.85% or 0.96 points to end at 24.00 and BW LPG Ltd (OL: BWLPG ) shed 3.24% or 1.17 points to 34.95.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 104 to 84 and 25 ended unchanged on the Oslo Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for April delivery was up 0.71% or 0.45 to $64.00 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in May rose 0.55% or 0.37 to hit $67.41 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 0.14% or 1.80 to trade at $1332.10 a troy ounce.

EUR/NOK was down 0.16% to 9.6340, while USD/NOK fell 0.07% to 7.8370.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.10% at 89.90.

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