Norway shares lower at close of trade; Oslo OBX down 0.36%

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Norway shares lower at close of trade; Oslo OBX down 0.36%
Credit: © Reuters. – Norway equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Technology Hardware & Equipment , Telecoms and Energy sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Oslo, the Oslo OBX fell 0.36% to hit a new 6-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Oslo OBX were Storebrand ASA (OL: STB ), which rose 2.29% or 1.36 points to trade at 60.84 at the close. P/f Bakkafrost (OL: BAKKA ) added 2.20% or 9.20 points to end at 424.90 and Grieg Seafood (OL: GSFO ) was up 2.10% or 2.20 points to 106.90 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Golden Ocean Group Ltd (OL: GOGLT ), which lost 8.01% or 4.80 points to trade at 55.15 in late trade. Aker BP ASA (OL: AKERBP ) declined 3.32% or 7.60 points to end at 221.00 and DNO International ASA (OL: DNO ) shed 2.60% or 0.36 points to 13.29.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 125 to 61 and 20 ended unchanged on the Oslo Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for February delivery was down 5.36% or 2.69 to $47.51 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in February fell 4.09% or 2.44 to hit $57.17 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.06% or 0.80 to trade at $1252.60 a troy ounce.

EUR/NOK was up 0.96% to 9.9066, while USD/NOK rose 0.83% to 8.7183.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.04% at 96.507.

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