Norway shares lower at close of trade; Oslo OBX down 0.76%

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Norway shares lower at close of trade; Oslo OBX down 0.76%
Credit: © Reuters. – Norway equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Auto & components , Technology Hardware & Equipment and Healthcare Equipment & Services sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Oslo, the Oslo OBX lost 0.76% to hit a new 1-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Oslo OBX were Schibsted ASA A (OL: SBSTA ), which rose 2.70% or 6.0 points to trade at 228.4 at the close. P/f Bakkafrost (OL: BAKKA ) added 1.99% or 6.30 points to end at 322.90 and SalMar ASA (OL: SALM ) was up 1.57% or 3.90 points to 251.80 in late trade.

Biggest losers included BW LPG Ltd (OL: BWLPG ), which lost 4.49% or 1.46 points to trade at 31.04 in late trade. Petroleum Geo - Services ASA (OL: PGS ) declined 4.42% or 0.61 points to end at 13.20 and DNO International ASA (OL: DNO ) shed 3.76% or 0.35 points to 8.95.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 128 to 52 and 26 ended unchanged on the Oslo Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for January delivery was down 2.43% or 1.40 to $56.22 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in February fell 2.10% or 1.32 to hit $61.54 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.14% or 1.80 to trade at $1266.70 a troy ounce.

EUR/NOK was down 0.10% to 9.7628, while USD/NOK rose 0.37% to 8.2843.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.34% at 93.59.

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