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Greece shares lower at close of trade; Athens General Composite down 2.19%

Published 05/09/2018, 01:15 am
© Reuters.  Greece shares lower at close of trade; Athens General Composite down 2.19%
- – Greece equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Banking, Financials and Telecoms sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Athens, the Athens General Composite declined 2.19%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Athens General Composite were Iktinos Hellas (AT:IKTr), which rose 4.61% or 0.2800 points to trade at 6.3600 at the close. Aegean Airlines (AT:AGNr) added 2.56% or 0.20 points to end at 8.02 and Elvalhalcor Hellenic Copper and Aluminium Industry SA (AT:ELHA) was up 2.00% or 0.030 points to 1.530 in late trade.

Biggest losers included National Bank of Greece SA (AT:NBGr), which lost 7.04% or 0.165 points to trade at 2.180 in late trade. Piraeus Bank SA (AT:BOPr) declined 6.61% or 0.150 points to end at 2.120 and Selonda Aquaculture SA (AT:SELr) shed 6.52% or 0.0060 points to 0.0860.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 76 to 28 and 9 ended unchanged on the Athens Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.72% or 8.70 to $1198.00 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October rose 0.20% or 0.14 to hit $69.94 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract fell 0.15% or 0.12 to trade at $78.03 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.55% to 1.1556, while EUR/GBP fell 0.20% to 0.9007.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.47% at 95.52.

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