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© Reuters. Morocco stocks higher at close of trade; Moroccan All Shares up 0.81%© Reuters. Morocco stocks higher at close of trade; Moroccan All Shares up 0.81% – Morocco stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Casablanca, the gained 0.81% to hit a new 1-month high.

The best performers of the session on the were Timar (CS:), which rose 8.12% or 16.40 points to trade at 218.40 at the close. Meanwhile, Bmce Bank (CS:) added 6.48% or 14.90 points to end at 244.90 and Stroc Industrie (CS:) was up 4.47% or 2.09 points to 48.80 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were IB Maroc Com SA (CS:), which fell 2.13% or 1.98 points to trade at 91.02 at the close. BMCI (CS:) declined 1.50% or 15 points to end at 985 and Nexans Maroc (CS:) was down 1.44% or 2.00 points to 137.00.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Casablanca Stock Exchange by 26 to 11 and 9 ended unchanged.

Shares in Bmce Bank (CS:) rose to 5-year highs; gaining 6.48% or 14.90 to 244.90.

Crude oil for April delivery was down 1.32% or 0.81 to $60.34 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in May fell 0.95% or 0.61 to hit $63.73 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.46% or 6.10 to trade at $1321.50 a troy ounce.

EUR/MAD was down 0.35% to 11.3280, while USD/MAD rose 0.44% to 9.1985.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.59% at 90.09.

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