Italy shares higher at close of trade; Italy 40 up 0.14%

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Italy shares higher at close of trade; Italy 40 up 0.14%
Credit: © Reuters. – Italy equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Travel & Leisure , Telecoms and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Milan, the Italy 40 added 0.14%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Italy 40 were Juventus Football Club (MI: JUVE ), which rose 10.17% or 0.1080 points to trade at 1.1700 at the close. Prysmian (MI: PRY ) added 3.44% or 0.58 points to end at 17.45 and Snam SpA (MI: SRG ) was up 3.17% or 0.121 points to 3.940 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Bper Banca SpA (MI: EMII ), which lost 2.02% or 0.068 points to trade at 3.296 in late trade. Intesa Sanpaolo SpA (MI: ISP ) declined 1.72% or 0.033 points to end at 1.906 and Unipol Gruppo Finanziario Spa (MI: UNPI ) shed 1.65% or 0.058 points to 3.460.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 188 to 154 and 20 ended unchanged on the Milan Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for February delivery was up 4.01% or 1.82 to $47.23 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in March rose 3.53% or 1.90 to hit $55.70 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.51% or 6.50 to trade at $1287.80 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.98% to 1.1350, while EUR/GBP rose 0.24% to 0.9010.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.67% at 96.373.

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