Italy shares higher at close of trade; Italy 40 up 0.09%

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Italy shares higher at close of trade; Italy 40 up 0.09%
Credit: © Reuters. – Italy equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Telecoms , Industrials and Healthcare sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Milan, the Italy 40 gained 0.09% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Italy 40 were Davide Campari Milano SpA (MI: CPRI ), which rose 4.14% or 0.32 points to trade at 7.93 at the close. Telecom Italia (MI: TLIT ) added 2.06% or 0.0106 points to end at 0.5264 and Unipol Gruppo Finanziario Spa (MI: UNPI ) was up 1.62% or 0.062 points to 3.900 in late trade.

Biggest losers included STMicroelectronics (MI: STM ), which lost 1.91% or 0.240 points to trade at 12.310 in late trade. FinecoBank Banca Fineco SpA (MI: FBK ) declined 1.70% or 0.17 points to end at 9.81 and Azimut Holding (MI: AZMT ) shed 1.57% or 0.16 points to 10.03.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 183 to 179 and 31 ended unchanged on the Milan Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for February delivery was down 0.86% or 0.45 to $51.86 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in March fell 0.47% or 0.29 to hit $61.03 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.23% or 2.95 to trade at $1290.85 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.11% to 1.1384, while EUR/GBP fell 0.59% to 0.8792.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.12% at 95.792.

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