Norway shares higher at close of trade; Oslo OBX up 0.39%

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Norway shares higher at close of trade; Oslo OBX up 0.39%
Credit: © Reuters. – Norway equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Pharma Biotech & Life Sciences , Diversified Financials and Insurance sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Oslo, the Oslo OBX added 0.39%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Oslo OBX were Aker BP ASA (OL: AKERBP ), which rose 2.50% or 6.60 points to trade at 270.60 at the close. Schibsted ASA A (OL: SBSTA ) added 2.15% or 6.6 points to end at 314.0 and Aker ASA (OL: AKER ) was up 2.10% or 13.0 points to 632.4 in late trade.

Biggest losers included REC Silicon ASA (OL: REC ), which lost 6.97% or 0.06 points to trade at 0.79 in late trade. Golden Ocean Group Ltd (OL: GOGLT ) declined 4.49% or 2.95 points to end at 62.70 and Marine Harvest ASA (OL: MHG ) shed 3.30% or 6.75 points to 197.65.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 94 to 87 and 23 ended unchanged on the Oslo Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for December delivery was down 0.42% or 0.26 to $61.95 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in January rose 0.12% or 0.09 to hit $72.22 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.47% or 5.70 to trade at $1229.50 a troy ounce.

EUR/NOK was down 0.13% to 9.5444, while USD/NOK fell 0.45% to 8.3264.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.37% at 95.76.

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