Norway shares higher at close of trade; Oslo OBX up 0.18%

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Norway shares higher at close of trade; Oslo OBX up 0.18%
Credit: © Reuters. – Norway equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Media , Diversified Financials and Banking sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Oslo, the Oslo OBX rose 0.18% to hit a new all time high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Oslo OBX were Schibsted ASA A (OL: SBSTA ), which rose 3.13% or 6.8 points to trade at 224.1 at the close. TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company ASA (OL: TGS ) added 2.90% or 7.0 points to end at 248.7 and Aker Solutions OL (OL: AKSOL ) was up 2.76% or 1.33 points to 49.58 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Questerre Energy Corporation (OL: QEC ), which lost 3.18% or 0.19 points to trade at 5.78 in late trade. SalMar ASA (OL: SALM ) declined 2.67% or 10.00 points to end at 365.00 and Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA (OL: NWC ) shed 1.80% or 5.50 points to 299.70.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 97 to 89 and 22 ended unchanged on the Oslo Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for May delivery was up 0.69% or 0.47 to $68.94 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June rose 1.24% or 0.91 to hit $74.39 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.61% or 8.20 to trade at $1345.30 a troy ounce.

EUR/NOK was up 0.05% to 9.6094, while USD/NOK rose 0.35% to 7.7894.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.26% at 89.58.

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