Italy shares higher at close of trade; Italy 40 up 0.07%

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Italy shares higher at close of trade; Italy 40 up 0.07%
Credit: © Reuters. – Italy equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Chemicals , Technology and Healthcare sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Milan, the Italy 40 rose 0.07% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Italy 40 were Unione di Banche Italiane SpA (MI: UBI ), which rose 1.59% or 0.0610 points to trade at 3.8930 at the close. Leonardo SpA (MI: LDOF ) added 1.56% or 0.146 points to end at 9.530 and Unipol Gruppo Finanziario Spa (MI: UNPI ) was up 1.18% or 0.050 points to 4.295 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Moncler SpA (MI: MONC ), which lost 1.12% or 0.38 points to trade at 33.66 in late trade. Buzzi Unicem (MI: BZU ) declined 1.00% or 0.19 points to end at 19.37 and Snam (MI: SRG ) shed 0.84% or 0.032 points to 3.799.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 167 to 165 and 39 ended unchanged on the Milan Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for May delivery was down 1.20% or 0.81 to $66.58 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June fell 1.09% or 0.79 to hit $71.79 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.27% or 3.70 to trade at $1351.60 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 0.37% to 1.2376, while EUR/GBP fell 0.31% to 0.8635.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.37% at 89.18.

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