Norway shares lower at close of trade; Oslo OBX down 2.27%

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Norway shares lower at close of trade; Oslo OBX down 2.27%
Credit: © Reuters. – Norway equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Diversified Financials , Real Estate and Software & Computer Services sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Oslo, the Oslo OBX fell 2.27% to hit a new 1-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Oslo OBX were Yara International ASA (OL: YAR ), which fell 1.18% or 4.3 points to trade at 361.1 at the close. Marine Harvest ASA (OL: MHG ) fell 1.21% or 1.65 points to end at 134.95 and SalMar ASA (OL: SALM ) was down 1.36% or 3.00 points to 217.80 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA (OL: NWC ), which lost 10.96% or 25.2 points to trade at 209.8 in late trade. Questerre Energy Corporation (OL: QEC ) declined 5.11% or 0.29 points to end at 5.29 and Aker BP ASA (OL: AKERBP ) shed 4.93% or 10.60 points to 204.60.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 175 to 24 and 11 ended unchanged on the Oslo Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for March delivery was down 0.58% or 0.37 to $63.78 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in April fell 0.83% or 0.56 to hit $67.06 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.37% or 5.00 to trade at $1331.50 a troy ounce.

EUR/NOK was up 0.04% to 9.6945, while USD/NOK fell 0.04% to 7.8324.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.04% at 89.53.

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