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Norway stocks higher at close of trade; Oslo OBX up 0.47%

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Investing.com – Norway stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Transport, Food, Beverages & Tobacco and Technology Hardware & Equipment sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Oslo, the Oslo OBX gained 0.47%.

The best performers of the session on the Oslo OBX were Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA (OL:NWC), which rose 8.29% or 2.59 points to trade at 33.84 at the close. Meanwhile, TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company ASA (OL:TGS) added 2.32% or 5.2 points to end at 229.0 and P/f Bakkafrost (OL:BAKKA) was up 2.00% or 9.20 points to 468.60 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Leroy Seafood Group ASA (OL:LSG), which fell 1.55% or 0.90 points to trade at 57.30 at the close. Nel ASA (OL:NEL) declined 1.28% or 0.080 points to end at 5.765 and Norsk Hydro ASA (OL:) was down 0.83% or 0.26 points to 30.92.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Oslo Stock Exchange by 113 to 99 and 22 ended unchanged.

Crude oil for July delivery was up 0.92% or 0.48 to $52.76 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in August rose 1.34% or 0.82 to hit $62.13 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.21% or 2.85 to trade at $1346.55 a troy ounce.

EUR/NOK was down 0.14% to 9.7700, while USD/NOK rose 0.49% to 8.7206.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.60% at 97.578.

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