Poland shares higher at close of trade; WIG30 up 1.73%

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Poland shares higher at close of trade; WIG30 up 1.73%

Investing.com – Poland equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Banking and Basic Materials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Warsaw, the WIG30 rose 1.73% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the WIG30 were Grupa Lotos SA (WA: LTSP ), which rose 6.19% or 3.86 points to trade at 66.20 at the close. Powszechny Zaklad Ubezpieczen SA (WA: PZU ) added 4.95% or 1.95 points to end at 41.32 and Alior Bank SA (WA: ALRR ) was up 4.77% or 3.35 points to 73.55 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Dino Polska SA (WA: DNP ), which lost 2.40% or 2.50 points to trade at 101.80 in late trade. Asseco Poland SA (WA: ACPP ) declined 1.05% or 0.48 points to end at 45.02 and Play Communications SA (WA: PLY ) shed 0.93% or 0.20 points to 21.30.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 242 to 198 and 185 ended unchanged on the Warsaw Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for September delivery was up 0.62% or 0.43 to $69.73 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in September rose 0.81% or 0.60 to hit $74.53 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.49% or 6.00 to trade at $1225.80 a troy ounce.

EUR/PLN was down 0.30% to 4.2840, while USD/PLN rose 0.32% to 3.6756.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.52% at 94.47.

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