Norway shares lower at close of trade; Oslo OBX down 0.78%

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Norway shares lower at close of trade; Oslo OBX down 0.78%
Credit: © Reuters. – Norway equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Healthcare Equipment & Services , Commercial Service And Supplies and Technology Hardware & Equipment sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Oslo, the Oslo OBX declined 0.78%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Oslo OBX were Norwegian Finans Holding ASA (OL: NOFI ), which rose 1.88% or 1.70 points to trade at 92.20 at the close. Marine Harvest ASA (OL: MHG ) added 1.29% or 2.10 points to end at 164.30 and Leroy Seafood Group ASA (OL: LSG ) was up 0.69% or 0.4 points to 55.3 in late trade.

Biggest losers included REC Silicon ASA (OL: REC ), which lost 16.59% or 0.15 points to trade at 0.76 in late trade. Subsea 7 SA (OL: SUBC ) declined 2.92% or 3.8 points to end at 126.5 and Petroleum Geo - Services ASA (OL: PGS ) shed 2.75% or 1.05 points to 37.14.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 110 to 75 and 18 ended unchanged on the Oslo Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for August delivery was down 0.46% or 0.34 to $73.81 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in September fell 1.75% or 1.39 to hit $77.84 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.75% or 9.40 to trade at $1245.10 a troy ounce.

EUR/NOK was down 0.07% to 9.5099, while USD/NOK rose 0.49% to 8.1927.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.58% at 94.78.

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