© Reuters.  Morocco stocks higher at close of trade; Moroccan All Shares up 0.37%© Reuters. Morocco stocks higher at close of trade; Moroccan All Shares up 0.37%

Investing.com – Morocco stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Banking, Holding Companies and Chemicals sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Casablanca, the Moroccan All Shares gained 0.37%.

The best performers of the session on the Moroccan All Shares were Maghreb Oxygene (CS:OXYG), which rose 3.77% or 6.00 points to trade at 165.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Bmce Bank (CS:BMCE) added 3.54% or 7.30 points to end at 213.50 and Eqdom (CS:EQDM) was up 3.45% or 40 points to 1199 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Atlanta (CS:ATL), which fell 7.77% or 5.90 points to trade at 70.00 at the close. Brasseries Du Maroc (CS:SBM) declined 5.98% or 183 points to end at 2877 and Afriquia Gaz (CS:AGAZ1) was down 5.85% or 175 points to 2815.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Casablanca Stock Exchange by 20 to 14 and 11 ended unchanged.

Crude oil for August delivery was up 4.76% or 3.12 to $68.66 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in August rose 2.16% or 1.58 to hit $74.63 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.02% or 0.20 to trade at $1270.30 a troy ounce.

EUR/MAD was up 0.13% to 11.0810, while USD/MAD fell 0.17% to 9.5203.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.28% at 94.28.

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