Italy shares higher at close of trade; Italy 40 up 0.24%

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Italy shares higher at close of trade; Italy 40 up 0.24%
Credit: © Reuters. – Italy equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Technology , Oil & Gas and Healthcare sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Milan, the Italy 40 rose 0.24% to hit a new 52-week high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Italy 40 were Tenaris (MI: TENR ), which rose 2.44% or 0.29 points to trade at 12.18 at the close. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (MI: FCHA ) added 2.41% or 0.330 points to end at 14.050 and STMicroelectronics (MI: STM ) was up 2.10% or 0.330 points to 16.080 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Banca Popolare dell’Emilia Romagna (MI: EMII ), which lost 2.04% or 0.098 points to trade at 4.708 in late trade. UnipolSai Assicurazioni SpA (MI: US ) declined 1.88% or 0.037 points to end at 1.926 and Snam (MI: SRG ) shed 1.59% or 0.066 points to 4.082.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 187 to 166 and 19 ended unchanged on the Milan Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for October delivery was up 1.60% or 0.79 to $50.09 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in November rose 0.80% or 0.44 to hit $55.60 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.14% or 1.83 to trade at $1329.83 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.03% to 1.1880, while EUR/GBP fell 1.41% to 0.8870.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.08% at 92.32.

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