Italy shares higher at close of trade; Italy 40 up 0.32%

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Italy shares higher at close of trade; Italy 40 up 0.32%
Credit: © Reuters. – Italy equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Chemicals , Technology and Healthcare sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Milan, the Italy 40 rose 0.32%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Italy 40 were FinecoBank Banca Fineco SpA (MI: FBK ), which rose 5.93% or 0.50 points to trade at 8.93 at the close. Banco Bpm (MI: BAMI ) added 4.41% or 0.101 points to end at 2.380 and Banca Generali (MI: BGN ) was up 3.83% or 0.80 points to 21.70 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Terna (MI: TRN ), which lost 1.29% or 0.059 points to trade at 4.504 in late trade. Saipem SpA (MI: SPMI ) declined 1.12% or 0.0420 points to end at 3.7120 and Moncler SpA (MI: MONC ) shed 1.09% or 0.45 points to 40.89.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 195 to 161 and 32 ended unchanged on the Milan Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for July delivery was down 1.34% or 0.88 to $64.64 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in August fell 0.66% or 0.50 to hit $74.88 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.08% or 1.10 to trade at $1303.30 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 0.57% to 1.1780, while EUR/GBP rose 0.39% to 0.8781.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.33% at 93.54.

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